We continue to have visitors, and the visits continue to have great interchanges. The feelings I shared last May about having visitors still hold for us. We gain as much from them as we feel we give out. The entire community involved with sustainability (in general) and sustainable local agriculture (in particular) seems to be just like the people we've met in the biochar community. In November, Steve, Rich, and Carol hosted seven members of the Agricultural Commission from the nearby town of Nelson. They were interested in learning about biochar, and we gave them a primer on biochar: what it is, how it's made, and how it's used, and then we followed that with a tour of the grounds. Their mission is focused on local agriculture, and they have a nice page on the town website explaining that and also some interesting agricultural background information.
In December, Jan Lambert, the editor and writer for The Valley Green Journal came to visit. She wrote about that visit in the January 2015 issue. Every month the journal has interesting and informative articles on sustainability topics, especially water (conservation and restoration of groundwater). Through her work and networking, Jan has come in contact with many people in the sustainability movement, and she has a lot of good information to share. Check out her back issues.