As with the early stages of any technology, early adopters spend a lot of time and energy trying to persuade others to adopt as well. For the purposes of this site we are calling that kind of activity, ‘advocacy’; we could have called it evangelisation, activism, lobbying or some other term that suggests enthusiastic support for an idea and some dedication to spreading it.
This part of the site is dedicated to those who would like to learn more about what kind of advocacy is happening in other areas and to help bring together the efforts and strategies, identify the most effective people or strategies to engage when trying to convince others that biochar may be worth investigating in a particular field, practise or organisation.
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The following PR has just been circulated: BNNZ Government Agency briefing – Wellington, 11 September Government policy work on the Carbon Zero bill highlights connections between climate change, carbon sequestration and agriculture. Water quality and allocation are also topical with … Continue reading
Don Coyne from ANZBI was in NZ for 10 days in June leading up to the workshops hosted by Dung Beetle Innovations in Whenuapai on 19-20 June. Below is a link to Don’s report on his biochar experiences in NZ. … Continue reading
Celebrate with biochar events in Pukekohe and Bombay on 27 and 28 April … Continue reading
The new book by Albert Bates and Kathleen Draper has been getting rave reviews from inside and outside the international biochar community. I tried to buy online but the shipping costs more than double the price. I’ve been in touch … Continue reading
The email below has been shared with 13 folk who have expressed interest in participating in an interim committee, to help establish a NZ biochar organisation. This process was previously notified on 22 July by email to all NZ members … Continue reading
The biochar workshop tour finished in Gisborne on Friday. The tour was an intense 3 weeks of travel and action leaving behind a long trail of followup actions and emails. And no time for the monthly newsletter. It will take … Continue reading
A click on the image opposite should lead to a legible version of this article, published in the Nelson leader on 17 May. We’ve been getting great support from CAA in Motueka for the Nelson workshop on 29 May. Katerina … Continue reading
Zespri have been kindly supporting our efforts to educate and inform the kiwifruit industry on opportunities related to biochar production and application. They have published a short article in their latest industry magazine (linked from their banner, above). Zespri have … Continue reading
Biochar: the renaissance of an ancient practice for a sustainable future HortNZ have kindly supported our workshop marketing activity with the inclusion of a followup story to the Robin Boom article published in their January edition of their magazine, NZGrower. … Continue reading
Reviving an ancient soil technology: Biochar Organic Winegrowers NZ have published an article in their latest “organic matters” magazine focused on biochar and supporting the biochar workshop tour coming up next month. All of the workshops are in wine or … Continue reading