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Don’t burn that brush pile- char it

publication date: Jan 1, 2018
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This is the second of two articles about biochar, the term for charcoal when it is used as a soil amendment. For the first article, detailing the author’s involvement in an on-farm study of biochar from the October 2017 GFM, click here.

This article will cover the method for making charcoal that I settled on, providing you with an easy, low cost, low-tech way to turn your burn pile into a long-term asset. But before that I’m going to quickly describe how charcoal relates to the carbon cycle, our current carbon crisis and how charcoal can improve forest health.

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