01. Biochar: Ancient Origins, Modern Solution A Biochar Timeline (eBook)
This e-book is written by Paul Taylor and is called Biochar – Ancient Origins, Modern Solution. It is a great one to start with as it will take you through some of the tremendous ecological issues we are facing today. From there it looks at the ancient roots of Biochar, where it originated, how we found out about it and what we have learned. Then the chapter finishes with some ideas regarding how we can adapt this technology today and also how it can help move in a restorative fashion, toward resolving some of the ecologic challenges we face.
02. Making a Difference With Biochar: From the Ground Up (eBook)
This eBook is the second chapter in the book The Biochar Revolution. Through the story of how one entrepreneur was introduced to biochar and its commercial production, this eBook explains some of the financial benefits of biochar, how it can be used to help resolve the global food crisis and also explains how we can adapt one traditional method for making biochar, for modern commercial production.
03. On The Farm: A Biochar Biography (eBook)
This eBook is chapter 3 in the book The Biochar Revolution. It is a beautiful story of how Bob Wells, a former boat salesman turned an overgrown, infertile piece of land into a fertile organic farm, and the role biochar played.
“a nagging thought kept haunting my subconscious that this biochar stuff was just too good to be true. But I kept getting great results wherever and however I applied it.”
04. From Blacksmith to Biochar: The Essence of Community
This e-Book, From Blacksmith to Biochar: The Essence of Community, is chapter 4 of The Biochar Revolution. It is Peter Hirst’s own journey from having a corporate career, to becoming a community blacksmith and transitioning into a Biochar entrepreneur.
In this story Peter reflects on how strong community and the successful integration of Biochar are linked. From looking at the way a controlled fire can be the focal point of a community gathering, to the way Biochar can be used by communities (through the transformative use of fire) to reclaim infertile land for sustainable, ecologically positive food production.
05- The Accidental Farmer: Lessons in Farming, Biochar and Collaboration
The Accidental Farmer: Lessons in Farming, Biochar and Collaboration is a wonderful true story based around the sugar cane fields in Australia’s Northern NSW area. The story starts in the sugar cane fields in 1987, when a combination of environmental conditions killed all the fish in the Tweed River.
06. What Is Biochar?
The e-Book What is Biochar starts part 2 of The Biochar Revolution, Understanding Biochar. This e-book seeks to explain a number of key points about what exactly Biochar is and what Biochar is not. It has some scientific information but also great non-scientific information that helps everyone understand biochar better.
07. How Biochar Helps the Soil
How Biochar Helps the Soil really is a crucial part of The Biochar Revolution. It forms Chapter 7 of the book and has a detailed look at what Biochar actually does in the soil, why it is so helpful and how it ultimately helps plants which live in the soil
08. Characterizing Biochars: Attributes, Indicators & At-Home Tests
Are you interested in the benefits that adding Biochar to your soil can have on your land, or on the produce output of your farm or garden? If so this e-Book is a must read for you. The book starts by discussing the quality indicators and attributes of biochar and why it is important to understand these attributes prior to application to your land.
09. Biochar Production Fundamentals
This e-Book starts Part 3 of The Biochar Revolution – Producing Biochar. It has been written for you if you are interested in starting to produce your own biochar, either for your own plot of land or for a small scale local business venture.
10. Biochar Production: From Colliers to Retorts
This e-Book builds on the perspectives which author Peter Hirst imparted in his earlier e-Book (also available on our bookshelf) “From Blacksmith to Biochar: The Essence of Community”. In this story, starts with a historical comparative of the methods of producing charcoal and biochar.
11. Making Biochar in Small Gasifier Cookstoves and Heaters
This e-Book, which forms chapter 11 of The Biochar Revolution looks into Top-Lift Updraft technology in the production of Biochar. TLUD technology is great for biochar production as it is open source so readily available, it is easy to create an appropriate stove for biochar production from scrap cans readily available, which means biochar production equipment is inexpensively available to everyone.
12. Automated Biochar Production
This e-Book looks at the larger biochar picture and some things that need to occur in the industry if biochar is going to become a real part of the global ecological restoration answer. It is also a crucial book for you to read if you are interested in biochar as a business with a long term, scalable model.