John Saltveit wrote:I find Monbiot's article to not be very helpful. He puts down wood chip mulch by saying it's not the solution to everything. However it can help a tremendous amount. He puts down biodiversity by saying it doesn't matter much. Well, it does matter in each case, for different reasons. Then he puts down biochar by saying it's not the solution to all of our problems. True, but that's not even an interesting question. A much more interesting question is where can it help and why?
S Bengi wrote:
One think that is known for sure is that biochar will not turn into greenhouse gasses until 1000's of year unlike mulch(1yr-3yr) and huglekulture (3yr-10yr)
S Bengi wrote:I completely agree that as good as permaculture is cutting down a virgin rainforest plant a food forest isn't good for biodiversity.