The use of Biochar as a soil amendment was first discovered in the Amazon region of South America. The farmers there, for thousands of years, had added charred organic matter to their soil, creating some of the most fertile lands in the world.
Scientists and crop specialists began studying this amazing Terra Preta (as the natives called it)-- or biochar-- to see if its benefits could be replicated elsewhere. Guess what? It can.
So how does it work?
First, biochar helps soil retain moisture and prevents nutrients from leaching, reducing the need for watering and fertilizing.
Second, biochar attracts microorganisms by creating a carbon-rich environment for them to live.
Third, that carbon-rich environment? It's there because the charring process pulls carbon from the air and "sequesters" it in the burnt organic matter. That means the process of creating biochar actually reduces greenhouse gasses in the environment, while increasing the amount of carbon in your soil. The source we use is certified 97% bio-based by the USDA.
All of this simply means using biochar will not only make your yard & garden grow stronger and yield better results, but you'll be helping to reduce global warming-- without ever leaving your own yard.
Just another example of how good Sweet Earth is healing the planet, one yard at a time.