Kathleen Draper says: “I was recently in Austria, where I toured a large poultry farm that uses biochar in their feeds. The animals love it, the producers are able to eliminate antibiotic use, and the odour of the litter has been significantly decreased.” This article originated from: Can charcoal close the
Check out the live stream from Agfest Frank, talking about the history of charcoal in nature, and how charcoal can be used as a sponge, a carrier mop, food additive and tool for many different applications. Frank explains the origin of the term biochar, explaining that Bios in Greek means Life.
Frank was recently filmed for My Back Road on ABC Open – He was interviewed about coming to Tasmania, leaving a destructive industry, raising a family on the land, using natural methods and upcycling waste materials. You can check out the interview and write up at https://open.abc.net.au/explore/203844 or you can watch
AGFEST 2018, from Thursday 3.May to Saturday 5.May – offers the opportunity to meet Frank & Karin @ SITE 1130B on 11th Avenue, straight down from the CRAFT Pavilions. On display and for sale will be 3 models of the revolutionary KON-TIKI-TAS Deep Cone Kilns, designed and built right here
TOUR INFO & UPDATES Ecoregion Kaindorf While biochar is a key focus of our tour, there are other methods available for building soil carbon. The ecoregion Kaindorf, a collaboration of 6 communities in Austria, has spent the last 11 years proving that farmers, given sufficient market incentives, can quickly rebuild
Frank will be participating in the IBI Biochar Study Tour in June 2018. This is a 3 and a half day event held in Austria and will cover Pyreg Technology, creating Terra Preta, using biochar in livestock and feeding, and much, much more. This study tour is being organised by
Atlas Obscura have recently posted a news article about a team of scientists from the University of New Hampshire who are using satellites to detect slight differences in the way light reflects off the tree leaves in the Amazon rainforest, to find concentrations of “Terra Preta” biochar in the soil.
The annual celebration of spring in Tasmania was held over two days in the gardens at Entally Estate in Hadspen. Terra-Preta Developments was part of this fantastic event for the third year in a row as a stall holder selling FRANK’S CHAR products in the midst of a magnificent garden
FRANK’S CHAR is produced locally using vineyard prunings as feedstock in our Tasmanian built KON-TIKI-TAS Deep Cone Kiln. Liquid manure is used to create the optimal nutrient enriched Biochar ready to be applied as soil amendment and odourless fertiliser. The woody material that would otherwise be unused and wasted is turned into a
Terra-Preta Developments was invited to exhibit in this year’s Blooming Tasmania Flower & Garden Festival which was held for the 2nd consecutive year at the Albert Hall in Launceston from 23 to 24 September 2017. Our Stall displayed FRANK’S CHAR products and technologies and of course living plants.An informative 1
We captured some moments from the international ANZBC Biochar Conference 2017 – Murwillumbah Northern NSW – Workshops on Day 3 – The photos below were from demonstration and presentation on the different methods of making Biochar