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Earthaven Fire Warden Starts Fire

by Arjuna da Silva

Who better to start a fire than the “fire warden” of your local safety committee?

My neighbor, Marjorie, stood firewoman duty around a burn of dead and diseased tree stock and other brush that she and neighbor Gaspar recently set on an overcast day that promised to rain … sooner or later! (It did finally begin to drizzle as the sun set.) The next day came a downpour.

When the charcoal that remained from the well-burned, pre-ash wood was dry enough, neighbors began collecting the precious bio-char to help nourish our orchards and fields for generations to come.

bio-char, firewoman, Marjorie

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