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Biochar Urban Gardens

Using biochar compost (BC) all types of plants can be grown in urban spaces. It is prepared using charcoal and compost - good growth, water retention and conservation, light weight of BC & insulation, emissions reduction and carbon sequestration.

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In urban areas plants are important for oxygen, freshness, aesthetics and utility. Greens, vegetables, creepers, ornamental plants, fruit plants, etc. can be grown. Biochar compost is a light weight material prepared using biochar (Charcoal) and compost (vermicompost / farm yard manure / any other organic manure), soil microbes, jaggery or sugars, green mulch, etc. The growth of plants is enhanced at least by 150 to 200%. The weight of the material being less denser as compared to soil, has less impact on the building structure. It has high moisture retention capacity as result requires less frequent application and also less quantity of water. The nutrients leaching is lessened due to adsorption and absorbtion property of biochar. Biochar compost enhances the soil microbes and other life presence in the soil. Emissions from the soil are reduced. Its insulation property prevents the heat transfer from roof into the rooms, keeping the homes cool. Ultimately biochar compost used for plants address the green house gases emissions reduction and carbon sequestration too. The green spaces created on the roof tops, balconies, corridors, living rooms, etc. add great value.


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