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Kudos: Auctioned biochar contributed funds to Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park Association

Biochar group aids fundraiser

The Friends of Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park Association, Inc. wishes to thank the Umpqua Bio–Alternatives Co-op, Biochar Study Group for its recent fundraising event for the Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park and Duchess Sanctuary.

The Biochar Study Group demonstrated how to make biochar from Scotch broom, Hawthorne and other woody plants at the Sanctuary. A five-gallon bucket of finished biochar was auctioned at one of our earlier fundraising events, along with a package of Mortgage Lifter tomato seeds. As a soil amendment, biochar increases organic matter, retains moisture, stores nutrients, prevents leaching and raises soil pH. It increases cation-exchange capacity, loosens clay soil, enables air to penetrate and sequesters carbon for centuries.

Many thanks to Jim Long and his dedicated crew for their support of Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park, and thanks to Duchess Sanctuary for hosting the demonstration and a fundraiser auction.

Landa Baily


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