Teaming With Microbes

What the heck is biochar?

Episode Summary

Jeff and Jonathan dig into some scientific studies about biochar

Episode Notes

Biochar is a black carbon compound produced through pyrolysis, enhancing soil fertility and plant growth in gardening. 

This week Jeff and Jonathan discuss some scientific studies about biochar, how some Alaska Native tribes have historically incorporated it into their gardens, as well as some pros and cons to using it.  

Next, the team has some fun chatting about amanita muscaria folklore (that distinct red mushroom with white spots), and why it is considered the “Christmas Mushroom”.

Finally, the duo wraps up with a listener question about compost.

All that and more in this week’s episode of Teaming With Microbes!


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