Check this out a Photo record of the Biochar Industries biochar education night held at the sphinx rock cafe on the 25th of February 2011. Dr Paul Taylor (Biochar Industries) and Charmaster Dolph Cooke (Biochar Industries) gave a riveting and compeling presentaion of Biochar, How to make it, How to test it, How to use it plus thouroughly reviewed Dr Paul Taylors new book The Biochar reveloution.
Enjoy : )
1.wood stock packed for rising phoenix
2. inside the rising phoenix
3. lifting barrel for biochar
4. loading drum into kiln
5. carefully place the barrel in
6. light fire from the top for less smoke next time
7. lid on putting the lid on
8. Chimney next Charmaster Dolph Shows how in safety gloves
9. steam arrising from the wood being pyrolised
10. Clean burn – no smoke Look Mum no Smoke
11. char from kiln the Texas tea, The Black Gold the Uber of the Uberest : )
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MURWILLUMBAH 110th Annual Show Friday 5th till Saturday 6th November 2010.
I was there and I met some amazing people everyone sharing their own insights to why biochar is the way of the future. It really pleases me that people are actually embracing this ancient technology and I recon about 0.05% of the people at the show actually stopped to talk to us.
That is a really high score for Murwillumbah. I must say it was my mascot that brought most of the folks over to talk to us.
Here he is in action—> And he even got an offer from a lady who has a girl dog like himto have a little romp. Wombat was really please with the outcome : )
I sold bags of biochar, DVD and gave away many handouts Some folks even wanted to buy biochar by the tonne so I took their details for a little midweek action.
I got invited to talk at 2 different garden clubs and had lots of intrests in my biochar bootcamp so hopefully people in Murwillumbah will be getting the message about biochar sooner rather than later.
I wake up daily now in many fun places as I harden up for life on the road ala biochar style. As you all know I am on a crusade around Australia to teach the farmers and the up and coming adults all about the benefits of biochar. Here are a few pictures of things I wake up near. Enjoy
This view was straight outside where I woke up when I camped in Murbah
Morning Breakfast on an Open Fire @ Currumbin
4 men 4 days 4 1 tent without instructions this is living
My Goals have changed a lot since I wrote this post. I will update them now. 10-4-14
1. Have 100 people or more using my biochar “Beginers model” by the end of 2010. I have further refined my biochar methods and have come up with the awesome Moxham biochar Units. I would like to see this method taken up by everyone who wants cheap low, tech, long lasting and safe emmision levels. Please see Moxhams here complete with User guide and Independant scientific tests.
2. Have 20 people or more using my Biochar “Beginers model mkII” by the end of 2010.
3. Have made and used at least one “Adam retort ” Masonary biochar unit.
I have done this one and it was really the worst thing I have done in Biochar and forced me to cancel my 4th Goal as well.
4. Have made and used at least one mobile ” Adam Retort ” biochar unit.
5. Explained how biochar works and how to make your own unit to at least 1000 people.
Absolutely smashed this one with the use of Youtube and our website we have had more than 500,000 people watch listen and learn from us. In the physical world I have enchanted well over 2029 individuals and will not be stopping anytime soon.
To make this happen I am taking biochar it to a whole new level.
TAKING BIOCHAR AROUND AUSTRALIA TOUR.
Selling everything I own and heading on the road to teach biochar to everyone. How is that for commitment. ?
Today a friend and I went on a MAN tour of our local sawmill. It was such a great place. Some of the fattest logs I have ever seen where getting cut in half by the biggest saw blade I had ever seen. This place is fantastic from more than one perspective. It is an old school mill where the men didn’t even need gloves their hands were so tuff. Big Man sheds and Bigger Man toys like a monster log pickeruperer but nothing bigger or better to this Biocharian than the waste wood pile that the boys said I can take as much wood as I can carry all day everyday what a complete dream.
Check out the photos….
Things I learnt today Include.
A. The formula for spreading biochar 10 tonnes to the hectare breaks down to 1 kg per meter squared.
B. If you don’t ask you don’t get
C. There is more than just me out there interested in biochar.
What a beutiful day it has turned out to be as I choofed off on my honda postie bike for the 30 minute journey South to the Mullumbimby Community Garden and the biochar pod they have set up there.
The first suprise I got was the little lane that precedes the entrance to the community garden was full of people as the Markets were on. I felt like I was in some asian country where people and motorbikes dodge each other.
Once inside I met up with some really nice friends whom all tried to side track me from the real issue in some way shape or form but I was there really for one reason which was BIOCHAR and its implementation into our future.
Here are some really nice shots I took and I have video footage that is being rendered by a friend so it should be up soon.
I found out by talking to the head of the pod Rameshwar that the kiln you see below is part of the reminants of the late Geoff Moxam’s project 540 so I was delighted to know geoff had a big following.
Some more shots of the garden a quick trip to the compost toilet and off I went on my journey back home. The whole day took about 4 hours.