Forage is publishing our data open source from our charcoal research with the University of Washington. Yet we are also working with the open data company Socrata to publish other open source data on charcoal.
We're beginning it now with an open-source document on nutrient properities of 1,059 different types of charcoal provided by UC Davis.
This data set is interactive, a way to explore the corilations between different variables. Click on the "visualize" or "filter" tabs to begin exploring.
For example, here's an analysis of how producing charcoal at different temperatures changes the nitrogen content in the product itself. Look at this study.
This is a bubble graph, a way of having several variables interact at once. Here we are looking at different feedstocks to make charcoal, the temperature the charcoal was made at, and the nitrogen content in the material. What we learned was that charcoal produced at 300 degree Celcius holds higher amounts of nitrogren.
But the point is not on the discovery, but on what you could discover. Play with the variables and share what you learn on social media using #foragemedia.