Published on April 20th, 2010 | by Rachel Shulman0
Biochar: Improve Soil and Reduce Global Warming
[social_buttons] In addition to supplementing the soil with sea minerals, Claverach Farm and Vineyard also adds biochar. Biochar is basically charcoal, but instead of being used for fuel, it’s used for capturing and storing carbon in the soil.
Because biochar can sequester carbon in the soil for thousands of years, it might be able to slow global warming and mitigate the environmental impact of agriculture.
Researchers predict that billions of tons of carbon from agriculture and forestry waste could potentially be stored in the world’s soils.
Biochar enhances plant growth by attracting specialized microbes and preventing nutrients and water from leaching out of the soil. By making nutrients more accessible to plants, biochar reduces the amount of fertilizer required.
For more information, visit:
- Sea Minerals Improve Soil, Boost Nutrient Content of Food
- Maintaining Healthy Soil: A Gardener’s Duty