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Winter Solstice Biochar Stove Lantern Class 2014

Reinvent Fire and Help Build a Sustainable Future Join us on the Winter Solstice  Make a beautiful, rustic tin-can torchiere that doubles as a BioChar Camp Stove Sunday, December 21st from 1pm – 3pm at the West Seattle Nursery This blazing fire is a wonderful activity to warm up your outdoor holiday, while learning how […]

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Announcing the Biochar Journal

Announcing the Biochar Journal From: Kathleen Draper US CHARector at Ithaka Institute for Carbon Intelligence Hans-Peter Schmidt, Kelpie Wilson and I are excited to officially launch the Biochar Journal (tBJ), the first international journal dedicated to biochar. The Biochar Journal will provide relevant, cutting edge research and practical guidance showing how the use of biochar […]

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November 7-11, Swallow Valley Farm, Sonoma County, California Register Now! Space Limited to 50 Students Who should attend? Small farmers, home gardeners and anyone interested in soils, plants and small scale biomass energy. CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT What you will learn from our faculty of 12 prominent biochar experts: •    No-cost and low-cost […]


SAVE THE DATE! •    Announcing an exciting new biochar learning opportunity •    More info and registration coming soon! Biochar School: Appropriate Technology for the Small Farm November 7-11, 2014 •    5 days of learning and experimentation at Swallow Valley Farm in Sonoma County, California •    Produced by Wilson Biochar Associates, New England Biochar, LLC and […]

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PLEASE SUPPORT SEACHAR’S ESTUFA FINCA PROJECT AT: At a recent meeting in the Bribri community of Amubri, Costa Rica, a woman told one of our Estufa Finca team members that because of deforestation, children are now growing up in the Talamanca Valley without ever having seen a monkey. She then went on to tell us how she plans to use our Estufa Finca Cook-stoves […]


April29th reposted from: The Use of Wood Vinegar In Reducing The Dependence On Agro-Chemicals Posted in: ESSAYS Modern research on the use of wood vinegar was first carried out in Japan in the early 1950s. It was reported to be effective against: rosette or green mosaic in wheat, nematode in sweet potato, tobacco mosaic, […]

2013 North American Biochar Symposium–Early Bird Registration Extended to August 31, 2013 There couldn’t be a more exciting time to join your colleagues for a North American conference on biochar. Over the past six years, growers, scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs worldwide have experienced the remarkable properties and benefits of using biochar as a soil conditioner, […]

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Program Coordinator, Northwest Biocarbon Initiative JOB ANNOUNCEMENT POSITION SUMMARY: Climate Solutions’ mission is to accelerate practical and profitable solutions to global warming by galvanizing leadership, growing investment, and bridging divides. Since 1998, Climate Solutions has pioneered the vision and cultivated political leadership in the Northwest for the proposition that clean energy and broadly-shared economic prosperity […]

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For Immediate Release Contact: Thayer Tomlinson, IBI Communications Director July 16, 2013 The Board of Directors of the International Biochar Initiative (IBI) is pleased to announce that Mr. Wiley Barbour has been appointed to serve as the organization’s Executive Director. Mr. Barbour, P.E. is a licensed professional engineer with 20 years of relevant experience […]

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From The European Biochar Newsletter

I am posting this here as a way to introduce you to the writings of Hans Peter-Schmidt @ Switzerland: the first European country to officially approve biochar by Hans-Peter Schmidt Switzerland has become the first country in Europe to officially approve the use of certified biochar in agriculture, with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture […]

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