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Entally Estate Gardenfest 11-12 November 2017

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

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VIDEO: How Biochar is made

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

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Blooming Tasmania Flower & Garden Festival September 2017

Blooming Tasmania Flower & Garden Festival September 2017

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

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A bit more about Frank Strie from Terra Preta Developments

Frank Strie, the name behind FRANK’S CHAR, recently presented at the 2017 Australia New Zealand Biochar Conference, held at Murwillumbah Showgrounds, in NSW on 10-12 August 2017.  Here is a little more info about Frank’s experience in the Biochar industry.   Frank is Director of Terra-Preta Developments. He qualified as Forstwirtschaftsmeister/

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Australia New Zealand Biochar Conference 2017

The Australia New Zealand Biochar Conference was held at Murwillumbah Showgrounds, in New South Wales (in the heart of Sugarcane, Beef & Banana Country) on 10-12 August 2017. Terra Preta Developments, Producer of FRANK’S CHAR was one of the presenters of the successful international conference. We were able to learn

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Terra Preta Biochar Conference presentation slides

Biochar presentation at ANZBC Biochar Conference

“What is needed in this 21st century of ours, clearly, are solutions that deal with several of our major problems at once.” Tim Flannery 2007 Terra Preta were privileged to present at the ANZBC Biochar Conference in Murwillumbah.     If you missed the Biochar conference you can still view the slides

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Informative Biochar Workshop 20. July 2017

Tamar NRM organized a workshop which was held at Tresca Community Centre, Exeter on 20.July2017 – a perfect sunny winters day. Graeme Stevenson was the first presenter talking about how earthworms + dung beatles work in the soil, followed by Frank Strie who presented how biochar benefits and improves the soil. After lunch the whole

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Biochar can be produced from invasive plants

Latest Research confirmed the metholodogy “flood quenching with liquid manure” first ever thought of and used in Tasmania ever since Aug. 2014… To my great surprise over the weekend I just discovered this latest research findings from Nepal, see below. It is fascinating how the global knowledge network around Biochar

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Firing Waste into Black Gold

This article appeared in the Tas Country Newspaper, Friday 28th April 2017 You can view the link to the article at http://tascountry.realviewtechnologies.com/#folio=72 or read below: FRANK and Karin Strie from Terra-Preta Developments are bringing to AGFEST the plant-boosting powers of biochar. Biochar turns organic waste into charcoal products that are valuable in

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