Ideas - Community


Links & ResourcesSuggested reading:

‘The Biochar Debate’, James Bruges, Shumacher Briefing, Green Books (2010)

‘Biochar for Environmental Management’, Johannes Lehmann and Stephen Joseph, Earthscan Publications (2009)

‘Biochar Solution: Carbon Farming and Climate Change’, Albert Bates, New Society Publishers (2010)[hr]


IBIInternational Biochar Initiative

A non-profit organisation supporting researchers, commercial entities, policy makers, farmers, gardeners, development agents and others committed to sustainable biochar production and use.[hr]



UKBRCUK Biochar Research Centre

The UKBRC is part of the University of Edinburgh’s School of GeoSciences. They undertake disciplinary and interdisciplinary research on various aspects of biochar.[hr]



Soil AssociationSoil Association

The UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for planet-friendly organic food and farming.[hr]



Organic Growers AllianceOrganic Growers Alliance –

Run by growers for growers. The OGA provides a community for growers to exchange ideas, information, news and experience of vegetable production.[hr]



Garden OrganicGarden Organic

The UK’s leading organic growing charity who have been at the forefront of the organic horticulture movement for over 50 years.[hr]



Organic Gardening CatalogueThe Organic Gardening Catalogue –

The Organic Gardening Catalogue is the official catalogue of Garden Organic and Chase Organics – a one-stop shop for all your organic gardening and allotment needs.[hr]



National Allotment SocietyNational Society of Allotment & Leisure Gardeners –

National body representing allotment holders and vegetable gardeners in the UK.[hr]




Traidcraft  is the UK’s leading fair trade organisation. They fight poverty through trade, helping people in developing countries to transform their lives.[hr]



Fairtrade FoundationThe Fairtrade Foundation –

Fair Trade supports better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.[hr]



TCGA BelizeToledo Cacao Growers’ Association, Belize –

The Toledo Cacao Growers Association, who supply Green & Blacks, aim to improve the socio-economic standard of living of their farmers through competitive and diversified systems of production that incorporate sound ecological practices.[hr]



BBFBritish Biochar Foundation –

The British Biochar Foundation is a not-for-profit membership organisation aiming to support the emerging research, sustainable production and uses of biochar in the UK.[hr]



Farm Carbon CalculatorFarm Carbon Calculator –

Farm Carbon Calculator is a free tool for farmers and growers to work out the greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration associated with their business. It’s user-friendly, comprehensive and created by farmers for farmers.[hr]