Pukekohe biochar on Earth Day

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 Pukekohe’s St Paul’s Anglican Church on Buckland Rd, will see a one kilogram block of wood burned for each person in attendance, to make biochar, which will be buried, with fruit trees planted on top. This technique reduces greenhouse emissions by avoiding the release of carbon as the wood decays. To place a block of wood on the fire and to learn more about biochar, the event will take place from 9-11am, followed by a sausage sizzle at 11.30am and the planting of the trees at 12.30pm. A gold coin donation is asked for, to help the parish continue its sustainability work. For more information call John, 2381357.”

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