HOW WE WORK WITH THE DONKEY SANCTUARY.
The Donkey Sanctuary processes the considerable amount of waste generated by the donkeys in its care by properly composting it.
It is heaped, turned and watered regularly throughout the year. The liquid that drains off the waste is captured and sprayed back on to the heaps.
The heaps are temperature checked at each stage of the composting process to ensure the inside is reaching a level at which weed seeds and other pests cannot survive.
Excess liquid is sprayed on to willow beds which absorb the moisture and nutrients within it. The willow removes CO2 from the atmosphere and captures the carbon which it stores within its structure.
Much of the composted manure is spread on to the fields around the farm to ensure good grazing for the following year. The excess is used by us as a component of Carbon Compost.
The willow is also cropped by us each year, trimmed and stacked for a while to dry out some of its moisture.
We then come along with our charcoal making Exeter Retort and convert this willow into charcoal that is then broken down to make biochar, another component of Carbon Compost.
By turning the willow into charcoal, we capture most of the carbon that the tree took from the atmosphere in the form of CO2. By making Carbon Compost with the charcoal we ensure that the carbon will be locked away in the soil, at the same time helping your plants to grow.
Importantly, the Donkey Sanctuary has a completely closed system, with no waste produced by the donkeys ever leaving the site except in bags of Carbon Compost!
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