Under the current repressive legislature and state house here in Wisconsin, it has been hard to find positive things to say. The erosion of basic services and outright dereliction of duties exhibited by our Governor has only endeared him to those whose ox has not yet been gored. The Wisconsin that I knew, and loved has been sold to the highest bidder in many cases, not by vehemence and understanding deceit, but outright incompetence. I have more than once been overwhelmed by the levels of ecological destruction that are allowed to stand without even review or inspection. The groundwater laws have been gutted, the surface water protections have all but vanished, and air pollution regulations are sneered at and our Governor wants to take the EPA to court for mandating that cleaner coal facilities will be operated. Each year, the health effects of fly ash alone compromise public health as much as adding 100,000 new smokers each year, but our “elected three times” moron has sold our state a bill of goods, that the robber barons are welcome and the state is literally for sale.
Understanding this as clearly as I do has led me to redouble my efforts to get cracking on the biochar process. It is essential to have people learning basic skills to double the output of their gardens. It is a moral obligation to teach all who want to learn and spread this anti-technology amongst the masses. I am raising capital, not through kickstarter or some other crowd funding source, but here, where folks have been following my ECO-oriented posts. Through our local non-profit, ECO-Tours of Wisconsin Inc., we offer training sessions that are four hours long. Our apparatus is open source and extremely hackable by interested parties, but we need to transport it to your site and all you need to provide is about a gallon of rainwater, enough wood for a bonfire for three hours, (and a safe place to have a fire) and five gallons of dry sawdust (no glues, laminate, foam or paint) ECO-Tours is currently accepting donations for an upgrade to agricultural quantities of biochar. This is truly a chance to get in at ground zero.