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BIOCHAR, FOOD AND THE ENVIRONMENT

In previous blogs we looked at the benefit of adding biochar to the soil in order to improve it. Good soil makes healthy plants with good immunity to weather extremes, pest attacks and disease. Nature has been producing biochar since plant material existed. It is found in what was once some of the world’s richest…

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BIOCHAR AND THE SOIL

The secret of an ancient civilization that once thrived along the Amazon lay in their ability to transform the poor soils of the region into a magical substance known as the terra preta, or black earth. However much gold the Spaniards came away with, they missed this, the real treasure of El Dorado. Civilisations may…

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THE DISCOVERY OF BIOCHAR

From Henry Brighouse our sustainable blog writer – In the film ‘The Martian’, an astronaut (Matt Damon), stranded on Mars has to stay alive until another space mission from Earth can rescue him. His only option is to create soil, a biological medium in which he can grow food. All he has at his disposal…

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DECKING: A KEY INGREDIENT IN GARDEN DESIGN

Most people want to spend time in their garden. They want to enjoy their surroundings – to eat, drink and relax outdoors. Now gardens are so multi-functional they need designated areas for socialising and recreation – and decking is one of the most popular ways to make this possible. The important role decking plays in…

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