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This biochar black gold is finely ground, ready to be seasoned with compost, manure, or worm tea.

There's biochar! I've written about biochar in these pages before. Techniques and understandings evolve, and there's always more to share a little way down the road.

Years of pit burns and my neighbor Kathy's wood stove have supplied me with adequate charcoal to this point. As I expand my composting operations and refine compositions, I return to biochar as an important amendment - particularly in South Sound, where we are spoiled for biomass.

Any organic material can be made into biochar, given proper duration and temperature of pyrolysis, which is defined by biochar proponents Regeneratio...

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