Discover Biochar

Biochar is a virtual sponge that retains water and nutrients at the root level.

Whether you irrigate a lawn, a garden, or a 50,000 acre farm, historically the result has been the same — the act of watering actually minimizes and washes away vital nutrients from the soil while the remaining moisture quickly evaporates. Even when we water and feed constantly, our crops and plants rarely approach their full potential.

So why not develop a sort of organic "sponge" to keep nutrients from washing away and to hold water just beneath the soil's surface where the root system can drink and feed to maximum efficiency?
Why not indeed?

Biochar, a Biological Charcoal soil supplement, sets up a naturally organic support system that retains both water and nutrients concentrated at the plant's root level.

Even the richest soil on our planet has only so much ability to hold onto water and nutrients on its own. But the biochar process requires far less fertilizing and significantly reduced (up to 50% less) watering.
This is no idle boast. Organic charcoal has long been recognized as holding a crucial place in the support of plant biology. But now the bridge from ancient discovery to modern implementation has taken the quite simple step forward into our very best management of vital resources. 
Plants can now feed and drink all they need. No more over-fertilizing and over watering. Natural resources are conserved and our agriculture flourishes with heretofore unheard of yields. A staggeringly simple concept and yet impressively effective in every agricultural circumstance.

Michael Wittman tours his organic garden
Vortex Fire Tower Makes Biochar
Michael Wittman - What is Biochar?


Don't Panic Its Organic - Audio Interview with Michael Wittman
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Michael Wittman - Living Soil

Michael Wittman explains in his words "What is Biochar"
Is Biochar the Answer to All Your Gardening Problems?
Michael Wittman of Blue Sky Biochar visits the Upper Ojai Burn area of the Thomas Fire
Waste No More
Arbor Earth Day 2015
 
Michael Wittman on Biochar (Pod Cast)
What is Biochar & How Can It Help With Agriculture
The Promise of Biochar (Part I) - Watch our Video to Learn More
 
 The Promise of Biochar (Part II) - Watch our Video to Learn More
Blue Sky Biochar Cone Kiln
 

BlueSky Biochar Organic Garden from Michael J. Cahill on Vimeo

A great story from Sweden, http://www.smy.fi/en/artikkeli/willow-to-become-a-climate-pioneer-biochar-for-soil-improvement-composting-and-industrial-filtration/

Very Cool Story, https://munchies.vice.com/en/articles/meet-the-man-who-is-trying-to-sell-smoke-in-a-bottle

Michael Wittman speaks at Tree Care Industry Association  Click Here to Play TCIA

Great Biochar article, http://www.carbongold.com/biochar-attracts-academic-acclaim-arb-magazine/

Blue Sky Biochar networks with many companies and organizations in the ever broadening landscape of ecosystem awareness. We have provided these links to important websites as well as topical articles and worthwhile videos to help you learn more about our environmental partners and the broadening biochar movement.

  1. Organic Solutions
  2. Sonoma Biochar Initiative
  3. Biochar International
  4. Ithaka Institute
  5. Renewables 100
  6. Gardenerd
  7. Toaks - City of Thousand Oaks
  8. Tree People
  9. Intelligent Irrigation
  10. The Biochar Journal
  11. Back Yard Biochar
  12. Wilson Biochar Associates
  13. US Biochar Initiative
  14. Biochar Lab - Control Laboratories
  15. Smarter Planet Enterprises
  16. The Climate Mobilization
  17. www.foodforward.org