I have been involved in videography for most of my adult life and have had the honor of working on projects mostly here in Montana but also around the United States as well as Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Grand Cayman Islands, Belize, China, Egypt and Israel. I am the author of the youtube project: HowToFarmAndGarden.com
How does that relate to biochar? Great question. Glad that you asked. For several years now I have been working on a YouTube project called HowToFarmAndGarden.com. One of the workshops I recorded was on biochar. I had never heard of biochar and was inspired by what I learned. A short time later I took a tour at a co- generation power plant. The facility uses the waste softwood biomass from several industries like post and pole plants, logging, and sawmills to create steam which produces enough electricity to power their own sawmill, dry kiln their lumber, heat their buildings and power 2500 homes. I was impressed enough to request permission to do a documentary on it. It was during that tour that I discovered that the only byproduct from the process was what looked like biochar. I received permission to investigate it and through lab test I found out that they in fact were producing a high quality biochar. I spent the next year doing test on my own farm and garden with spectacular results. The next step was to get it USDA Certified Organic. This process was very interesting and I found the requirements to be very thorough. We had to verify all of the input sources, manufacturing process, handling and additional contaminant and heavy metal testing. It is an honor to be one of the few biochar producers able to label our product as USDA Certified Organic.