Earl Mardle's Blog – August 2010 Archive (2)

Fires Work for November 5

I've been interested in biochar as a soil amendment for a couple of years, since I saw a documentary on Terra Preta in the Amazon basin and its valuable effects on fertility, water management and food production.

So naturally I want to try some out for myself. Making it turns out to be, potentially, a LOT more fun than I suspected, but also a LOT more spectacular and noisy than I reckon would go down in my local… Continue

Added by Earl Mardle on August 26, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Food security - Russian wheatfields on fire.

Whatever your position on climate change, there is no arguing with the changing picture of food production.

Australia, once a massive grain exporter is now a net importer and now a Russian heatwave is causing alarm, not so much about hunger as about the political discomforts of food riots as experienced a couple of years ago. Global Wheat Shortage Feared

Wheat prices…

Added by Earl Mardle on August 4, 2010 at 10:03am — No Comments


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