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Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Haard Jan 28, 2011. 2 Replies

Our own 'Skeeter' and others will be seen tonight on PBS 9, 10 pm thursday, tonight channel 9 pbs a show called 'reel nw' Back to the Garden, A documentary by Kevin Tomlinson with footage from 1970's…Continue

 

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Energy Descent Action Plan (EDAP) Meeting at Travis' House

February 28, 2011 from 6pm to 8pm
This is our second gathering of people organizing to start preparing the EDAP. This will be at my house. If you are not on the e-mail list with direction and address, please e-mail me at travis@greenconversion.net and I will add you and get you all the information. This will not be a potluck, but everyone is encouraged to bring snacks and beverages to share. Lia Ayley will be facilitating. Children are always welcome. Here is some useful reading: Rob Hopkins summarizes the EDAP essence in the…See More
Feb 21, 2011
Richard Haard and Charles Kelm are now friends
Feb 16, 2011
Richard Haard might attend Travis Linds's event
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Energy Descent Action Plan (EDAP) Preparation Meeting and Potluck at Travis' house - directions will be e-mailed

February 16, 2011 from 6pm to 8pm
Transition Whatcom is getting to work on the EDAP and is hosting a Potluck and Planning Meeting This Wednesday, February 16th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. This first meeting is mainly about establishing the group who will be working on this plan, socializing and some planning. E-mail travis@greenconversion.net for more information and to RSVP.See More
Feb 16, 2011
Richard Haard commented on Richard Haard's blog post Biochar and sequestration of toxics
"David and Permie Any charcoal may not have adsorbtion properties I demonstrated with Alterna and California gasifier char.I have a good reference on this you can read. Rather than lose another season on a garden patch I would recommend. 1.…"
Feb 16, 2011
Charles Kelm commented on Richard Haard's blog post Biochar and sequestration of toxics
"This is fascinating and exciting news.  Thanks for sharing it with us. I am still pretty bitter over my loss of production from last year's tainted compost from Smit's Dairy, but this is great to see."
Feb 16, 2011
Richard Haard replied to Heather K's discussion Healing Toxic Soils & Waters - Mycoremediation, Compost Teas, Cover Crops, Fungal Bioremediation) in the group Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Network)
"Hi Heather Surprised grosafe option was left out. Is standard for pesticide spill cleanup for many years. Substituting your own biochar may not work. Depends on chemistry of formation. Check references on my poster.   Before moving ahead a…"
Feb 15, 2011
Richard Haard commented on Richard Haard's blog post Biochar and sequestration of toxics
"Is simple screening technique that gives result in few weeks. I used mustard seed. Easy to challenge with off the shelf herbicides.    Might be interesting to try to screen your contaminated soil. Will determine if contaminant is still…"
Feb 15, 2011
David Pike commented on Richard Haard's blog post Biochar and sequestration of toxics
"thanks Richard for working on this important topic. Good results with the charcoals! Just to throw an idea into the mix: I wonder how mycoremediation techniques would work against herbicide compounds? Inoculation with Stropharia, oyster sp. etc...…"
Feb 15, 2011
Richard Haard posted a blog post

Biochar and sequestration of toxics

Followup of Heathers announcement of WSU conference on herbicide contamination readers might be interested in this poster I prepared for a conference last year.  In the experiment I was comparing biochar from a known sources to grosafe, a commercial type of activated carbon used to clean up pesticide spills. So far I have tried with several types of preemergent herbicides and all work well.  Also very interesting to me is evidence that biochar and AC deactivates naturally occurring growth…See More
Feb 15, 2011
Richard Haard replied to Richard Haard's discussion Back to the Garden
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Jan 28, 2011
Richard Haard posted a discussion

Back to the Garden

Our own 'Skeeter' and others will be seen tonight on PBS 9, 10 pm thursday, tonight channel 9 pbs a show called 'reel nw' Back to the Garden, A documentary by Kevin Tomlinson with footage from 1970's vintage 'hippy' gatherings and followup to present day of the people then and now and their offspring, their lives and life views. See More
Jan 27, 2011
Richard Haard is now a member of Transition Whatcom
Jan 21, 2011

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Biochar and sequestration of toxics

Posted on February 15, 2011 at 9:00am 4 Comments

Followup of Heathers announcement of WSU conference on herbicide contamination readers might be interested in this poster I prepared for a conference last year. 

 

In the experiment I was comparing biochar from a known sources to grosafe, a commercial type of activated carbon used to clean up pesticide spills. So far I have tried with several types of preemergent herbicides and all work well. 

 

Also very interesting to me is evidence that biochar and AC…

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