ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture Tag

Energy Corps member Michael Daniel explains how to build a Biochar Retort Kiln during a presentation at the National Center for Appropriate Technology's SIFT farm in Butte, Montana. He presents the benefits to using biochar as a soil amendment in a garden as well as various materials you can obtain on a budget....

Our NCAT Gulf States team has been working hard throughout the pandemic to provide quality technical assistance to farmers that we’re known for. Instead of meeting with farmers in-person, we shifted to virtual events. In-person on-farm workshops will always be our favorite way to teach, but we found that there are benefits to embracing the virtual platform. One significant benefit was that we were able to record these virtual workshops and share them with a national audience.
By Nina Prater, Sustainable Agriculture Specialist ...