Bio-char with David Yarrow

Check out this Vimeo video! Since meeting David, our hearts have been one. The sanctity of the planet and all of her organisms are not only worthy of us, but essential to us. This practice allows us to spin the wheel of life in a positive direction. now, if I could only find a way to heat the house with the pyrolyzer! (Char oven) Cooked wood just sounds so sensible, renewable and efficient!

Here at the ECO-Tours, permaculture experiments continue and we have side by side plots with and without  bio-char. The hardest thing about using the scientific method is creating a “control” group which you deny appropriate care and restrict beneficial treatment for the sake of “proving” that something else works to make the world better.

Our tree planting has ebbed just a bit, but we have been more than making up for it in the garden beds. Although our food production is crucial to our survival, the tree planting is more rewarding on some level because of the larger acreages that we can impact and the long term changes that are occurring in places that we have been working, playing and planting upon! Walking in the wake of our ancestors yields plenty of opportunity to see their negligence and the destruction. The idea that humans had the responsibility to tame the wilds had immense power over millions of land owners around the world. Finding ways to manage the planet that allow for protecting air and water quality may be the only way out of our current environmental/ecological crisis.


About otherfishwrap

One of the last of the Baby Boomers, I remember where I was when JFK was shot. Good story. Born during the Cuban Missile Crisis, my life has been spent studying, practicing skills and attitudes that reflect justice and the sanctity of Earth, Air, Fire, Water & Spirit. Trained as an educator, my life has been devoted to cultural development and social justice.
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