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Written by Juliano Hojah da Silva     La agricultura en el mundo se ha estado utilizando el suelo en una forma no muy sostenible. Los suelos se están agotando a una velocidad que la naturaleza no logra a recomponer.  La utilizacion de carbón como un abono orgánico en el suelo surge de los sistemas […]

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Patrick Robinson Sue Dickson, a volunteer, was loaded up with freshly harvested corn stalks to be weighed before being converted to biomass for testing. Around the world biomass like this can be burned in special stoves or kilns to become “Biochar” a special form of charcoal that can remove CO2 from the air and act […]

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The next crop revolution?

By Larry Kershner/Farm News news editor POSTED: July 2, 2010 Photos An unidentified conference attendee takes pictures of the pit dug to show the soil profile where biochar and dairy manure was disced into damaged soil in a test plot designed to show how it can help restore depleted soil. Fact Box Biochar: -noun. A […]

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CORN PLANTING TIME

It’s time to START THE SCIENCE PROJECT and plant our first test crop. Then WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Join the Seachar.org plot crew and participate in Citizen Science as we plant our 16 test beds with our first crop of corn in our Carbon Garden Test Beds at South Seattle Community College. We will be […]

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Hi All, You can’t do Citizen Science without getting your hands dirty… So bring your gloves down to the South Seattle Community College Delridge Campus. This coming Saturday May 1st, it is time to mow and turn-in our biochar test plot’s winter cover crop. We will also be amending the 16 treatment blocks with lime. […]

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http://www.springerlink.com/content/n073641q14661246/ Published in “Plant and Soil”, Springer Netherlands ISSN     0032-079X (Print) 1573-5036 (Online) Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Julie Major1, Marco Rondon2, 3, Diego Molina2, 4, Susan J. Riha5 and Johannes Lehmann1 (1)        Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA (2)        Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), A.A. 6713 […]

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Happy New Years, This seems like a very auspices time to review the progress our intrepid little band has made in it’s attempt at citizen science. It seems hard to believe that it was less than 9 months ago that we secured access to a very unpromising, weed choked lot. In hind sight, it helped […]

Join us from 10am-5pm SAT AND SUN @ the south end of the South Seattle Community College’s Delridge Campus (near the cell phone tower) We have prepped all our treatment blocks and and amended with biochar and compost. The biochar plot test is on. Now it is time to finish up the weeding and seed […]

Saturday was a big day for the SeaChar team. Our approximately one ton of Alterna Energy donated biochar and an equal volume of beautiful Bailey’s steer manure compost have been applied to their treatment blocks. After what has sometimes seemed like a very long 9 months (how appropriate) of talking, planning, land search, lining up […]

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Seachar Work Party

Saturday July 11th, 2009 10:00 am until 5:00 pm We are nearly ready to plant our first crop at our test site at South Seattle Community College and we need your help! I am continually amazed at how far we have come on so little resources thus far and we are still moving forward. We […]

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