Frank’s Char


Frank's Char logoProduced by Terra Preta Developments in the Tamar Valley, Frank and Karin have  been exploring the potential and uses of Biochar since 2007. Today they are producing the biochar for use on their own land and is available at the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market as well as through leading Garden Centres and local Markets. As a great meeting place Harvest Launceston provides the opportunity for a face to face discussion and for Frank to answer your questions and exchange ideas.

FRANK’S CHAR is 100% Tasmanian Made from various forms of “unloved biomass” such as annual pruning material from our own hazelnut orchard and neighbouring vineyards.

The woody material that would otherwise be unused and wasted is turned into a valuable resource. Liquid manure is used to create the optimal nutrient enriched Biochar ready for use as soil amendment and odourless fertiliser – produced in our revolutionary Tasmanian built KON-TIKI-TAS Deep Cone Kiln. This flame curtain process allows minimising polluting air emissions and creates a fine-grained, highly porous charcoal that helps soils retain nutrients and water.


Contact Frank’s Char (Terra Preta Developments)

Address: Karin & Frank Strie, 82 Brady’s Lookout Road, Rosevears, TAS, 7277
phone : 6394 4395
mobile: 0417 312 927


For detailed information on the wide-ranging potential of Biochar and Designer Chars visit:


This stallholder is at Harvest this week.

This stallholder has Eftpos facilities.