Living the Country Life

Biochar Content

Cathy Rose makes homemade biochar at her Nature’s Nest Farm west of Delano, Minnesota. This ancient form of fertilizer is gaining ground as a new tool for growing things well. Follow these steps to...
Convert plant and animal waste into a fine-grained, porous charcoal that helps soils retain nutrients and water.
Cathy Rose rolls a rusty old steel drum from a storage shed onto the gravel driveway, scraping a flat spot for it with her boot. She goes back for a second and then a third barrel of different...