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 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
Source: Pukekohe charcoal fire event to make biochar on Earth Day | Stuff.co.nz “The Pukekohe Anglican Parish is hosting a charcoal fire event for Earth Day on April 22, as part of the Anglican’s Action Network. The event, held at … Continue reading
And while I’m on the workshop article theme (last two posts), Biogro have also come out in support with a banner in their latest (March) newsletter. I can’t find a newsletter archive on their website so the best I can … Continue reading
Nelson Grape & Wine magazine have kindly published an article for ABE, ahead of the upcoming biochar workshop tour, and specifically, the Nelson workshop on 29 May at Kaimira Wines. As their past magazines are available from their website (but … Continue reading
I’ve been remiss is publishing posts to ABE this month. A few reasons for this: busy with the biochar workshop tour planning; laziness… its so much easy just to flick a news story to the ubiquity of facebook and the … Continue reading