Composting process with biochar – replication activities at Mas Rajols

Taking advantage of a trip to Tavertet, Sven Kallen of Volterra Ecosystems, checked on the composting process of spent substrate and the role of biochar. It is still early days (biochar was applied in September only), but decomposition was clearly visible. More biochar will be added the coming weeks. A giant Shiitake was found growing on top of the compost heap, which is a good sign of the health of the material. Next season the compost will be incorporated in Mas Rajols to enrich the soils with organic matter.

by Volterra