AllBlackEarth is the website and blog for the Biochar Interest Group in New Zealand. ABE is an independent, voluntary group interested in the production and application of biochar in NZ. We welcome your interest in this group and your participation in biochar related activities in NZ.

To learn more about biochar, check our About biochar pages and for more on what is happening  in NZ, use the Areas of Interest link at the top of every page or just click on a tag or category that interests you. Also check out the link (top, right) to the ABE FaceBook page which has more international content.

If you would like to be kept informed on biochar developments in NZ, please sign up. Your contributions to, and comments on posted articles are most welcome. And let us know if you want to be connected to folk in your region.

Membership breakdown by Regional Council location
Southland 2
Otago 7
Canterbury 7
West Coast 1
Marlborough DC 5
Nelson CC 4
Tasman DC 7
Wellington 6
Manawatu-Wanganui 8
Hawke’s Bay 5
Gisborne DC 3
Taranaki 0
Bay of Plenty 18
Waikato 18
Auckland 43
Northland 15
Overseas 44
As at January 2018 192
Charcoal Cold Room in Kenya Bush

Not the Home office for AllblackEarth, but a Kenyan bush fridge, using charcoal for evaporation cooling. – Thanks to Wes Graff in Singapore for the photo.