Supplies

The necessary supplies for carbon gardening are relatively few and easy to use with basic knowledge and guidance.

Here is a checklist that includes everything your team will need to get going!

Item Qty Purpose Notes on Function Sample Product Estimated Cost per unit  (USD)
Major Testing Equipment

Your university must have either a Total Inorganic Carbon (TIOC) Analyzer OR a DIC Analyzer (But not both).

Total Organic Carbon TOC Analyzer 1 Quantify the amount of CO2, HCO3, and CO3 dissolved in the soil water to measure, report, and verify the amount of CDR occurring Needs the ability to measure CO2, HCO3, and CO3. Total Inorganic Carbon Analyzers, combined with a robust pH meter, can provide this data quickly with small sample volumes, so we recommend this method. Other methods, such as potentiometric titrations, are acceptable as well. This Shimadzu Total Inorganic Carbon Analyzer is representative of the functionality required for testing. NA
Rock Dust – The star of the show!
Rock dust (ground basalt) 8 5lb bags To make carbon removal happen!  Fine basalt powder (~0.1 mm grain size) In the North America,

Down to Earth All Natural Greenstone Metabasalt product is ideal. Can be ordered from Amazon here. Outside of North America, supply can be sourced from other vendors.

$136 for material, $30 shipping.
Testing and Sampling equipment.
Lysimeters 6 To pull water from the soil for chemical analyses Should be able to hold vacuum and up to ~30 mL of water. Irrometer Lisymeter 12″ $50-$70
Syringe 1 To pull water from lysimeter Should be clean; any volume should work, we recommend 20-60 mL BH Supplies – 60 mL syringes, 25 pack on Amazon. $17 per pack
Vacuum Pump 1 To set vacuum in the lysimeter so that soil water can be collected A pressure gauge is necessary to ensure it reaches necessary vacuum

Mityvac MV8010 Selectline Hand Pump with Gauge

$60
Sample tubes 312 To collect lysimeter samples Should create air-tight seal, and hold ~15 mL

CertBuy 50 Pack Self-Standing Plastic 50ml Test Tubes 

$23 per pack of 50pcs.
Field and Gardening Equipment
Tape measurer 1 To measure bed size At least 6 feet $10
Water hose 1 To water beds. Should be in close proximity to beds
Soil knife 1 To sample soil Minimum 6” with measurement on blade.

Zenport K246 Deluxe ZenBori Soil Knife

$23
Flags 6 To mark and label beds Should be large enough to write short description of bed

100 Pack Construction Marking Flags | 4x5x16 Inch

$10-$15
Shovels 2 To mix rock dust into bed Any will do $20
5 Gallon Plastic Bucket 2 To mix rock dust into bed A closed handle to loop onto the hanging scale is required

5 Gallon White Bucket & Lid 

$10
Hanging Scale 1 To weigh rock dust To weigh rock dust

Compact LCD Handheld Hanging Scale

$27
Plastic tarp 1 To scope excavated bed soil on to, mix rock dust on. 5 x 7 sufficient, but use what you have

Better Blue Poly Tarp – 5′ X 7′ 

$10
Safety 
Gardening Gloves 2 General use; when handling rock dust.

ATERET AG60 Work Gloves

$5
3M Particulate Mask 5 To wear while handling rock dust.

3M Aura Particulate N95 

$6
Safety Glasses 2 To wear while handling rock dust.

Clear Safety Glasses Bulk of 24

$2
Estimated total: $800-$1000