Category Archives: Agriculture

Farm Scale

Making Biochar for Farmers If we are going to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in order to stop the greenhouse gas effect, we must do more than conserve energy and use sustainable fuel sources.  We have … Continue reading

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A Biochar Corn Harvest

A fallow field, one half remained fallow and the other half tilled in with biochar. And then we left the field untouched for 2 years. We did not add any fertilizer or pest control. Just left it alone. We ran … Continue reading

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Harvesting Goldenrod

Goldenrod is harvested with the same equipment as hay — a cutter, a rake, and then a baler.  For those who are unfamiliar with this equipment, the following is a short course in Farming 101. First, the plants must be … Continue reading

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The Pellet Mill

The bales of goldenrod stalks were taken a few miles away to Dirk-Jan’s pellet mill. The bales are put into a huge grinder and then into a hammer mill to become a powder which, in turn, is fed into the … Continue reading

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