Integrating Biochar in Permaculture

Mini Moxham biochar kiln in operation at Biochar workshop, Djanbung Gardens with Dolph Cooke

“The movement to integrate Biochar into our soils must be localized in scale, and by preferably utilizing the waste products of other systems as to ensure any wider environmental damage is minimized.”   Integration of Biochar Into Existing Permaculture Systems – Reducing Carbon Footprint and Increasing Yields An Integrated Design Research Report by Max Shaap …

Let Freedom Ring, Carbon Minerals and Microbes- David Yarrow articles

My attention was first drawn to David’s work during Geoff Moxham’s final Workshop at Djanbung Gardens in 2009. In reviewing the course I noticed in photographs that Geoff was trying to draw our attention to the importance of innoculating the biochar before using it in the garden. In his words if we were going to …

Terra Preta…Jagabar Jagun… and a Carbon-Negative Future.

The term terra preta specifically applies to the Brazilian soils of the Amazon basin, where it was produced 5000 years ago, by an as yet uncertain agricultural process of ‘slash, burn and bury’ [1]. This formed “reefs”, for the micro-organisms to colonise, and also stored nutrients against leaching in the high rainfall.  Geoff Moxham writes…