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Biochar

Biochar is a carbon-rich charcoal used as a soil additive. It is created by burning agricultural waste through a pyrolysis process. Adding biochar to soil increases agricultural yields, promotes micobial and fungal growth, and absorbs carbon. The City of Minneapolis entered a memorandum of understanding with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community to promote the use of biochar in urban agriculture.  

Minneapolis has provided biochar/compost under this agreement to several community groups to help improve local food sourcing in areas of need. Watch the Biochar projects video to learn more about biochar projects in the City. 

 


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Minneapolis Health Department LogoShould you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact 612-673-2301.
Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.

Last updated May 29, 2019

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Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-637-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500. 

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