Most people reading this have probably found themselves in a similar sticky situation: talking to a buddy or loved one about climate change, and finding out they have a completely conflicting belief about the issue.
Is biochar doing something under the covers (of soil) that we don’t know about? Maybe, as in Vegas, what biochar does underground stays underground? We just gotta ask—is biochar getting freaky down there?
Here at ASCO2, we see household composting as a simple, everyday, effective way for you to turn a couple shades greener! In this post, I will also explain how combining biochar with compost optimizes the practice.
Gardening with biochar involves many variables, but in most cases you can count on observing a noticeable increase in plant growth and harvest yield weights when using fertilizer with biochar, instead of just using fertilizer alone. With some applications the difference can be quite dramatic.
It's kind of funny how people think of soil as only "dirt" like what gets tracked in onto the carpeting. Soil is much more like an ecosystem teaming with life, similar to an ocean with all kinds of organisms interacting with and depending on each other.
I have seen and heard of people using old tackle boxes, metal buckets with makeshift covers, military type ammunition containers, pots, pans, large juice or paint cans, tool boxes as well as several other miscellaneous types of metal containers and boxes.
The fact is that some prehistoric civilizations of our Earth used biochar and thrived on it. Most notably, ancient Amazonian cultures' livelihoods were actually based upon it. Locations have been found throughout those regions to have soils enriched by biochar.
But you might be thinking, how can burning something--like when making biochar--be good for the environment? And furthermore, how can burning something reduce levels of CO2 in the air? It seems counterintuitive, I know.