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Green Light Plants
1834 Flint Hill Road
We now are offering 3 varieties of Elderberries in 3g pots. Also we've potted up 300+ each of our 2 seedling varieties of Pawpaws for September planting. Check our Plant Availability for details.
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Episode 1326: Biochar, Gasification, and Woodlot Management (Permabyte) | The Permaculture Podcast
This leads to the second point recommended by both Mr. Gilmore and Dale Hendricks, another biochar enthusiast who attended the course to assist, to charge the bio-char.
Charging is introducing an initial source of nutrients into the biochar before incorporating it into the soil.
That also goes for another use of gasification, and that was a TLUD stove design Mr. Dale Hendricks of Green Light Plants shared with us that day.
The particular stove he
brought is called a Champion TLUD and is based on an award winning design from a cleaner burning stove competition.
The idea behind this is the same as the wood gasification for charcoal production, and the stove even produces a small quantity of charcoal, except in this case applying the designed to a small scale for cooking.
One note here is that if you use this type of stove to cook and produce charcoal, you'll want a bucket of water several times the size of your stove with water in it to quench the charcoal in when you are done cooking.
A handle on your stove to lift and move it probably helps too.
demonstration Mr, Hendricks
used compressed hardwood pellets for fuel, and I thought it was a simple way to use pellets that might have been damaged by moisture and no longer usable in a regular wood pellet stove.
This goes back to one thing that Mr. Gilmore and Mr. Hendricks
mentioned several times during the workshop: charcoal and biochar production is based on ancient systems we're rediscovering in the modern era.
Biochar has morphed in texture ...
Biochar has morphed in texture and size from briquettelike chunks to coarse sand since I was introduced to the product by Dale Hendricks, owner of Green Light Plants LLC, Landenberg, Chester County, during his lecture at the Native Plants in the Landscape Conference at Millersville University.
Dale Hendricks, Green ...
Dale Hendricks, Green Light Plants, LLC (handout)
"It's important not to promise too ...
"It's important not to promise too much, but this is mind-popping stuff," says Dale Hendricks, owner of Green Light Plants, a wholesale organic nursery in Landenberg, Chester County, who talks up biochar to public gardens and local garden clubs, and cooks his own in barrels, kilns, and a wood stove.
Living Soils & Soil Food Web with Dr. Elaine Ingham | Carbon Farming Course
About Dale Hendricks
Dale has been growing and propagating plants professionally since 1975, and has been a biochar advocate since 2009.
In 1988 he co-founded North Creek Nurseries, Inc in order to propagate and grow perennials with an emphasis on natives and garden selections of natives.
In 2008 he founded Green Light Plants, LLC to consult on carbon friendly, fecund landscapes and to grow native, woodland and permaculture plants renewably, organically, and joyfully.
makes biochar while cooking and gardening, and incorporates it into his
composting, soil building, horticultural and household endeavors.
enjoys life with his
family; gardening, propagating plants, and making biochar in Landenberg, Pa.
During this workshop, Dale Hendricks
will deliver a special session on biochar.