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Redwood Forest Foundation

Spring 2017 Newsletter

North Coast Biochar Available Again!
Expanded online version

RAYMOND BALTAR,
North Coast Biochar Project Manager

High-quality, locally made biochar is now available to local gardeners and farmers, thanks to support from the Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation. In its continuing quest to make forest management practices as sustainable as possible, RFFI moved its pioneering biochar production facility from Branscomb to Piercy in April to be closer to the Usal forest. After overcoming numerous challenges posed by working in the forest over this past wet winter, road closures on both Highways 1 and 101, and typical startup logistics, regular commercial production started on May 23rd!
Call 707 291-3240 now to order this highly beneficial soil amendment.

This biochar is made from tanoak removed from the Usal Redwood Forest during forest restoration. It has been scientifically analyzed and is high in carbon, low in ash, and highly adsorptive. Currently, we are only offering our biochar loosely in 1 cubic yard quantities dumped into the back of a truck, or in 1.5 cubic yard totes. Don't need that much? Find a friend to share it with and split the cost. Biochar needs to be inoculated with nutrients before use, and compost is the preferred material used for this purpose.

We are looking for a composting partner. We want to work with a composter or soil supplier that will help us develop a special North Coast Biochar blend. 
For more info contact Raymond Baltar — 707 291-3240
or email raymond.baltar@gmail.com.

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