Organic farmer plus mini moxham equals Biochar. (OF+mM=C). How is that for a headline ? Yeah Yeah I know.. Enjoy the adventure.
Once upon a time in that mystical evergreen country side known as Northern Rivers of New South Wales Australia. I was having a hard earned rest and cup of chai after a particularly grueling lemon myrtle distillation. My conversation was directed to Farmer Paul’s big stack of lemon myrtle twigs of what he called an unused resource.
“Charmaster Dolph do you believe I could easily turn this mountain of twigs into Biochar ?”
Without even thinking I blurted out “Shit yeah Dawg” to the crew who had gathered close to hear my Professional opinion. I guess it wasn’t what they were expecting as everyone seemed to be either spitting out their chai / rolling around laughing or wiping there noses that the freshly sipped chia was now dribbling out of.
Talk about having fun… Above Organic Farmer Paul and Charmaster Dolph.
So we decided to hook up some time later and give it a shot with the Mini Moxham.
Organic Farmer Paul was enthusiastically loading the mini moxham biochar unit as fast as he possibly could. The mini Moxham was gobbling up the lemon myrtle twigs as if they were lollies. We had a super fun time and got a lot of great photos.
This one shows the ash coated top layer of biochar and if you look closely enough you can still see the red hot areas.
The ash forms quickly on the smaller twigs and this is why we had to continuously load the mini moxham on this particular feed stock.
No rest for the wicked.
Organic Farmer uses Mini Moxham to make Biochar.
Most organic farmers will rather make the biochar on farm as it is already a resource they have to work with. So the mini moxham is a perfect size for a afternoons clean up. It is safe on hot days and works like a charm. All you have to do is feed observe and quench.
Pretty good day had by all. We learned a few things about the mini moxham and made heaps of biochar. Organic farmer Paul decide to keep the mini moxham so he can cover his entire lemon myrtle plantation with biochar.
Five hundred litres of Biochar was made in just under 4 hours from a resource that was burnt in a burn pile previously.
You can make your own Biochar or Buy Biochar from Biochar Project kunghur NSW Australia.
Charmaster Dolph Cooke.
Kunghur NSW Australia.