Terra Preta, the black rev­o­lu­tion

Terra Preta, the black rev­o­lu­tion

The authors Scheub, Pieplow and Schmidt describe how to produce healthy food in their own gardens and at the same time improve the climate in a highly read­able book about biochar. It describes step by step how biochar can best be used in the…

Biochar as a sub­sti­tute for peat

Biochar as a sub­sti­tute for peat

Biochar as a growth medium and as a sub­sti­tute for peat: The authors and sci­en­tists Steiner and Hartung have tested this in a study (“Biochar as a growing media addi­tive and peat sub­sti­tute, Solid Earth 2014). Because peat…

4 ways to “recharge” biochar with nutri­ents

4 ways to “recharge” biochar with nutri­ents

So that biochar can quickly and effi­cient­ly develop its soil-improv­ing effect in the garden, city park or on the field, biochar must first be “charged”. Mixing with compost is the most common method, but there are many other ways to…