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Biochar production started today at Kunghur

Biochar production as promised 1st August 2011. Adam retort.

Biochar production started today at Kunghur

Biochar production started today at Kunghur

Biochar production

started today on schedule (just like I told everyone). If you have not guessed as yet here is a quick rundown.

1. We are removing the dead fallen trees and the left behind stumps from the 1960’s sawmilling hey days

2. We are removing weeds and the thinnings from plantation forests.

3. We are turning the lot into biochar through biochar production.

4. We are creating an education centre

5. We are creating a Sustainable Biochar Industry Pilot.

6. We are doing  all sorts of scientific trials and plots

7. We are creating sustainable living systems.

Here are the photos to give you a feel for what we are doing. Lots of Photos so enjoy. Biochar production now a reality in Kunghur.

Started to do some results until the batteries went flat in the IR scanner so we called it a night. Results will be added next post.

Charmaster Dolph Cooke

Biochar Test Plot in Mullumbimby Community Gardens

Hello Again Everyone Charmaster Dolph reporting for Duty. Today I had a chance meeting with Biochar Guru Rameshwar at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens.

Plot One Biochar Trial at Mullumbimby Community Gardens

Plain Earth Plot 1 Biochar Trial at Mullumbimby

A picture of Plot 2 at mullum community garden

Plot 2 1kg Biochar mixed into plain earth mullum community garden

I was going through Mullumbimby after our native American Moccasin Building lesson when I had a thought “I should go buy veggies at the mullum community Garden for a fresh lunch” So I pulled the big truck over and walked up to the gardens after I had time to select the best produce for Lunch none other than Rameshwar turned up on his bike and sat down and had lunch with me telling me all about the biochar Trial he has going.

picture of a biochar trial plot number 3

Plot number 3 Bio-dynamic fertilizer 500 added to plain earth

picture of a biochar test plot number 4

Test Plot number 4 Biochar + Bio-dynamic 500 fertilizer + plain earth

So after lunch we set up a tour of the plot and I created a short film explaining it for everyone to see.

We had a lot to talk about and catchup on but its great to see the new plans that are being turned into reality for biochar down in Mullumbimby.

I talked about doing a biochar workshop on site and we set together to plan it out. Later on the leader of the community garden movement informed me she has won a grant to showcase sustainability and would like my input into the biochar hall of fame.

We are going to talk about what we will need but already early ideas suggest several biochar kilns and a big shed for drying the wood.

Wow talk about progressive if any Australian Community wants a hand to setup or even understand Biochar give me a Hoy.

Charmaster Dolph Over and Out.


Mullumbimby Community Garden and the biochar pod

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.

Here is the link to the Mullumbimby Community Garden Biochar pod pages wow what a mouthful.