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The Heart Gardening Project: Indigenous Public Garden

The Heart Gardening Project: Indigenous Public Garden

    The South Melbourne BEE Gardens are Australia’s first public gardens dedicated to the sustenance of honey bees and native bees and habitat for ...
An Introduction to Frass!

An Introduction to Frass!

  Frass!   Frass is created through the digestive process of Hermetia ilucens, commonly called black soldier fly (BSF) (Quillam et al. 2020). This...
Composting with Biochar

Composting with Biochar

Compost with Biochar Now that winter is almost through, gardeners and farmers are planning how to best revive their soil after growing demanding br...
An Introduction to Wood Vinegar

An Introduction to Wood Vinegar

Wood vinegar is a great choice for those wanting a 100% natural fertiliser for garden and plant growth. It is a plant bio-stimulant, helping to imp...
Biochar and Animal Husbandry - Part 5

Biochar and Animal Husbandry - Part 5

Continuing on with our series on using biochar to improve animal husbandry, this week we will overview the use of biochar as a bedding material wit...
Biochar and Animal Husbandry - Part 4

Biochar and Animal Husbandry - Part 4

In previous posts we covered some of the outcomes from research on biochar feeds in various livestock, touching on the measured increases in animal...
Biochar and Animal Husbandry - Part 3

Biochar and Animal Husbandry - Part 3

This week’s Green Man’s Blog post continues on the topic of incorporating biochar into livestock management, in particular as a livestock feed supp...
Biochar and Animal Husbandry - Part 2

Biochar and Animal Husbandry - Part 2

This week’s Green Man’s Blog post continues on the topic of incorporating biochar into livestock management, in particular as a livestock feed supp...
Biochar and Animal Husbandry - Part 1

Biochar and Animal Husbandry - Part 1

The use of biochar in animal husbandry continues to be a key source of interest among researchers and its application is signalling at an effective...
Using Biochar as Animal Feed Additive

Using Biochar as Animal Feed Additive

Research and anecdotal evidence among farmers indicate that incorporating biochar into the diets of livestock leads to many benefits. The ecosystem...
What's all the fuss over biochar?

What's all the fuss over biochar?

In short, incorporating biochar into your soil boosts productivity for above (plants and animals) and below soils, reduces the requirements and co...
Using Biochar with Trees

Using Biochar with Trees

Research into the use of biochar to boost the establishment and survival of saplings and the growth of mature trees has yielded impressive results ...