Sonoma Biochar Initiative hosted the 2012 US Biochar Conference
For more on their work visit the SonomaBiocharInitiative.org website.
For the past 10,000 years, humans have been eroding topsoil, literally undermining the survival of future generations. Recently we sent this process into overdrive with oil-fueled farm machinery, agrochemicals, and growth-based economics. As we burned fossil fuels, billions of tons of carbon stored in Earth’s crust made their way to the atmosphere, further compromising our descendants’ chances. We may be able to rescue the biosphere and our progeny from peril if we return carbon to the soil while changing our society’s economic operating system. But this needs to happen rapidly and on a global scale.