Biochar gardening plot

Biochar – good for gardens?

Local gardeners have been taking part in a national biochar experiment managed by Garden Organic and Coventry University. Biochar is produced by ‘thermal degradation of organic material in the absence of air (pyrolysis)’, but fortunately for the gardeners, the charcoal-like soil additive was delivered in sturdy brown bags! Biochar can remain in the soil for […]

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Biochar: snake oil or elixir for climate change?

Can biochar be used to make soil more productive, increase yield and mitigate climate change through carbon sequestration and reduced fertiliser use? Transition Bath and Bath Organic Group have this year been involved in a nationwide research experiment with Coventry and Oxford Universities to investigate whether the ancient Amazonian agricultural practice of using biochar has benefits in […]