Monthly Archives:October 2011

The Weekly Roundup: Biochar Takes Root in a Winery and More

How important is biochar in the eyes of National Geographic? Important enough to donate $140k to the International Biochar Initiative. The funds will benefit two projects: Estufa Finca in Costa Rica and the African Christians Organization Network (ACON) in Kenya. This display of generosity appears as a part of National Geographic’s Great Energy Challenge. Click here to read more about this story.

Speaking of awesome experiments, check out this blog from Gardenerd who just began their journey with biochar. Follow along and track the success of their garden. Be sure to follow @gardenerd1 on Twitter.

Biochar meets a wine vinyard. Enough said. Follow the winemaker @jkellyca on Twitter, too.

Finally, here is a fantastic article from the Geo-engineering blog about the advantages of using biochar as a gold standard for local currency supply. Check out that super informative illustration at the top of the page.

That’s all for now. Stay fresh!