What is Biochar
Biochar has been used to improve agricultural productivity since the time of Pre-Columbian Amazonians. Biochar is a solid form of highly concentrated organic carbon which is extremely beneficial to the soil. The cell structure of carbon provides fabulous water, nutrient and microbe storage units for plants. During a drought, the plant's root system can access the water which the biochar has stored. And during wet weather it holds on to important plant nutrients by not letting them wash away.
How to use Biochar
By adding biochar to soil, moisture and nutrients will be retained for the plant to access when required. Biochar's ability to store nutrients also has the benefit of reducing the amount of chemical fertilizer required. Studies have shown that biochar remains stable in the soil for 1000's of years. It can be directly applied to your garden bed or included into your composting regime.
For every 1 kg of biochar worked into your garden you offset 13 km of automobile travel on average†.
How is Biochar made
Made from residual biomass products such as forestry waste, crop residues, and garden clippings, our unique biochar manufacturing process uses energy from the biomass itself to run the process.
Benefits of adding Biochar to Soil
Increased moisture & nutrient retention
pH adjustment (liming)
Increased soil aeration & pliability
Provides an environment for soil to regain its health
Long-term atmospheric carbon sequestration
What's in our Biochar