Sahara Charcoal

Horticulture

Horticulture

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One additional use of charcoal was rediscovered recently in horticulture. Although American gardeners have been using charcoal for a short while, research on Terra preta soils in the Amazon has found the widespread use of biochar by pre-Columbian natives to turn unproductive soil into the carbon-rich soil. The technique may find modern application, both to improve soils and as a means of carbon sequestration.

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