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TEDxHilo - Josiah Hunt - Biochar and the Future of Farming

Josiah Hunt has worked extensively with biochar for several years now. A young farmer and agriculturalist, he has been researching the topic, educating on the topic and created a business focused on the production and distribution of biochar. While biochar is multi-faceted involving waste management, energy production, climate change mitigation and agriculture, biochar in agriculture has been the focus of his work. Josiah is a graduate of UHH and has been a resident of Hawaii since 2002.In Josiah's TEDxHilo Talk, "Biochar and The Future of Farming" Mr. Hunt describes the process he employs on Hawaii Island for biochar use farming food crops. He clearly shows the benefits of using biochar in multiple farming efforts by clear players in our local agricultural community. Demonstrable yields were highlighted in this articulate and easy to follow talk. Organic farmers everywhere should watch this video.About TEDxIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations.)About TEDxHiloHawai?i Island has a wealth of knowledge. Our rich Hawaiian culture blankets our remote living laboratory in aloha and we live in natural resource abundance. Our ancient history of navigators, farmers and cultural art is unique to our planet. Our diversity and pioneering spirit transcend Earth's normal evolutionary path. We move forward with lokahi and aloha in an effort to help create a global model of sustainability and abundance.TEDxHilo 2012 theme:"Helping to Create a Global Model of Sustainability and Abundance on Hawai?i Island."To get involved in TEDxHilo please visit: http://TEDxHilo.com
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