Biochar for Low Carbon Farming – call for Growers to participate in trials
15 July 2011
Grochar is a new, Soil Association approved product that helps boost plant growth and soil health while reducing your carbon footprint. The product contains biochar, a special type of charcoal made specifically as a soil improver.
Biochar is 90 per cent carbon and in the soil it provides an ideal habitat for friendly soil micro-organisms, retains moisture and nutrients and reduces the need for irrigation and fertiliser use. However, it’s not just good for the soil it also helps fight climate change. Every time you put biochar in the soil it locks the carbon away for hundreds of years allowing low carbon growers to reduce their carbon footprints as well.
Carbon Gold, the company behind Grochar, is launching a trials programme for organic horticultural growers in Autumn 2011 and Spring 2012. Trialists will receive expert advice on using Grochar in agriculture as part of a Low Carbon Farming programme. Farmers and Growers with woodlands will also be given training on the production of biochar using Carbon Gold’s kilns which can then be sold into the organic biochar market, providing additional revenue.
Farmers and Growers interested in participating in Carbon Gold’s trials should visit their website: www.carbongold.com
or call Simon Manley on 07809 672 578