Biochar in a bathtub

Biochar in a bathtub

We became big fans of biochar years ago when we went to this workshop. Then we held our own workshop on the farm to learn how to make biochar vessels out of 44 gallon drums. Despite all of that, we’ve never made it ourselves, because it seems like a lot of...
3 ways to use prunings

3 ways to use prunings

The farm is in full on apricot pruning mode this week, making the most of this stunning, warm autumn weather and enjoying the glorious colours. It’s an absolute joy to be in the garden and hanging out with the trees. If your apricot tree is like the ones on our...
Using biochar to improve your soil

Using biochar to improve your soil

Biochar is one of the most useful soil additives you can use, and while you can add it any time of year (like compost), autumn is a great time to do it before your trees go to sleep in winter, to boost the organic matter in your soil and provide more habitat to help...

Solitude and a reset…

Well its been an interesting fortnight, that’s for sure! How is everyone out there? The season has definitely started to turn—I see fat buds waiting for their chance to burst and the golden blush of the first wattles across the land. I (Mel) have been away in...

Brilliant Biochar

Last week we went to a biochar workshop that opened our eyes to the full awesomeness of the stuff! We were lucky enough to have one of Australia’s leading biochar experts, John Sanderson (on the left in the photo above), delivering the workshop in Castlemaine...