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.

It is a wonderful story of a man’s search for an authentic, community based way of living in our modern world.

Additional information we have included within this e-book include:

  • A Biochar Timeline.
  • A full glossary of Biochar related terms.
  • Direction to resources and organisations to assist you find what you are looking for, in the biochar community.