Carbon-Negative Network
www.carbon-negative.us
October 10, 2010 Global Work Party for Climate
Hudson Crossing Park, Schuylerville, NY, USA

BIOCHAR:

the video
the story
the source
the miracle
the promise

     For our 10/10/10 Global Work Party for Climate Change, Jim Welch and I made biochar at Saratoga Apple. With his 5-gallon portable pyrolysis unit, Jim made 3 gallons of maple char. My 30-gallon retort & rocket stove was loosely loaded with applewood and straw.
     Late in the afternoon, Jim packed his portable unit in his car, and we rode down to the Hudson River at Schuylerville, then turned north to Island Crossing Park, where families gathered for an evening Green Fashion Show.

     Jim set up his pyrolysis gear, fired his rocket stove, chatted with the curious.
     The Fashion Show began at 5:30. Children walked a Labyrinth, showing off their recycled styles, with steady audience applause. It was proper the children were the center of this climate event.
     Three trenches dug on a slope behind the Labyrinth formed the "350" logo. Daffodils were planted as a spring reminder of our autumn ceremony. I put straw biochar on this bed of bulbs to highlight the message with sequestered carbon.



David Yarrow dyarrow@nycap.rr.com www.carbon-negative.us updated 12/15/2008