21st Century Uses for a Traditional Tool: Biochar and the Agricultural Environment?


 The use of charcoal made from plant material — biochar — as a soil amendment in agriculture has a documented history over millennia.  This presentation spotlights modern and emerging uses. Biochar is being used to improve the health of livestock, manage manure, and improve soil, retain moisture, and improve nutrients. The Sierra Club hosted Robert Lehmert, Principal Member, Carbon Negativity LLC and Marshall Webb, Carbon Drawdown Coordinator, Shelburne Farms to describe how it is being tried out at Shelburne Farms. What is the potential for this approach in Vermont? Recorded June 9, 2021