15 Apr '11, 6pm

Gardening and Farming with Biochar Prevents Toxic Emissions from Soil

Gardening and Farming with Biochar Prevents Toxic Emissions from Soil

Intensive study of biochar-rich dark earths in the Amazon also known as terra preta has led to a discovery of biochar’s purifying properties. “Biochar can be an important tool to increase food security and cropland diversity in areas with severely depleted soils, scarce organic resources, and inadequate water and chemical fertilizer supplies,” says International Biocar Initiative.

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