Charpost is the mixing of Biochar and Compost.
According to the International Biochar Initiative, Biochar is a solid material obtained from the carbonisation of biomass. Biochar may be added to soils with the intention to improve soil functions and to reduce emissions from biomass that would otherwise naturally degrade to greenhouse gases. Biochar also has appreciable carbon sequestration value. These properties are measurable and verifiable in a characterisation scheme, or in a carbon emission offset protocol.
Oxford University recently published a study showing that the two best methods to tackle greenhouse gas sequestration are tree planting and use of biochar.
SoilKeepers + Partners is now testing the use of “Charpost” in the Charlottesville region during 2015. Please contact us if you would like to help us investigate the pros and cons of the use of this material.