One of WA State Soil Committee’s 2016 grants was awarded to the San Juan Islands Conservation District. The scope of their project involved demonstrating the benefits of biochar in drylands as well as in irrigated agriculture fields.
Their field work included the successful application of biochar to six different study sites on four different farms. For outreach, they developed a 10 page report, an online multimedia engagement platform, as well as handouts for farm and forest landowners.
For their results and final conclusions, a full report can be viewed here, and the web-based media representation of their project is available here. To see a full presentation of this and the other four WA State Soil Health Committee grant projects, don’t miss the WACD Annual Meeting.