We are busy with many projects here at the Biochar Project. If you want to find out more about any of them, if you’d like to join in, or have something you’d like to offer, contact us!
Biochar Projects associated information for 2012.
Hill Of Abundance
The cornerstone of what we’re doing. The Hill of Abundance flowers into the Hill of Perennial Food, the Meadow of Medicinals, the Forest of Lumber Abundance. It’s the ashram of our community, where you can come for a short term stay and be within a stone’s throw of all the action.
The Hill of Abundance is also the place where we apply sustainable, permaculture, biological and organic principles to encourage biodiversity and move towards becoming self sufficient as a community. It is the first part of our project and it’s heart.
Carbon In Weeds Out
In 2011 we received a grant to conduct scientific trials into the effects of using biological methods for weed control. The grant runs from 2012 to 2013. We are demonstrating to farmers and foresters that there is a way to remove weeds using organic technologies.
For Weeds Out, we have set up four plots – biological controls, mechanical controls, biodynamic controls and a control plot where we do nothing.
For Carbon In, we are adding biochar and measuring the difference in growth rates between that plot and the control plot. Although the grant finishes at the end of 2013, we are planning to keep going with the trial for 20 years, so that we can create hard data over the long term.
Biochar The Movie
We’re creating Biochar the Movie to document the Weeds Out Carbon In trials. In the movie we take something that could be boring and scientific and make it accessible and interesting.
1. Biochar Industries
2. Black Corps
3. Community Sustainable Organic compost and biochar facility
4. Hill of Abundance food security for 500 families
5. Community Sustainable weeds out carbon in project
6. Project Alpha and Omega
7. Sustainable Biochar Education Facility
8. Project Anastasia
9. Biochar the movie
10. Biochar Association of Australia Inc.
These are the projects that have part or full funding for 2012 and will be started and or Finished by end of 2012.