Backyard Biochar This site has descriptions of my experiments with Flame Cap Kilns. I also report on work by others.
US Biochar Initiative I am on the advisory board of the USBI. We are sponsoring the 5th North American Biochar Symposium in Corvallis, Oregon - August 22-25, 2016
Illinois Valley Forest Collaborative I've been involved with the group in my hometown for several years. We are working with the US Forest Service on hazardous fuels and small diameter timber sales. Biochar is a part of what we do.
Umpqua Biochar Education Team (UBET) I am working with UBET on a Conservation Innovation Grant from the USDA-NRCS. We are helping small farmers learn how to make biochar and use it to manage manure and make premium compost.
A online magazine from Yale highlights biochar and soil carbon in two excellent articles by Mark Hertsgaard and Judith Schwartz. This is good, in-depth science journalism and just what these new, complex topics need. Soon, I predict, Soil Carbon will become a household word! I mean, everyone knows that soil fertility requires N,P,K. Soon we will all understand that we need C as well. Carbon is good, not bad. It's just in the wrong place and we need to move it from the sky to the ground. That doesn't sound so hard, does it?