Looking for a sustainable way to get rid of your Christmas tree? Take it to Topaz Farm’s Christmas tree drop-off.
The Sauvie Island farm is hosting its second annual Christmas tree drop-off event this month. This drop-off is part of Topaz Farm’s ongoing program to convert thousands of pounds of organic material into biochar.
What’s biochar? It is a method to isolate carbon while creating healthier soil and healthier and tastier food without chemicals.
The biochar is added to the soil in Topaz Farm’s fields and greenhouses. It helps the soil hold onto nutrients, resulting in stronger, healthier and better tasting vegetables.
Most of the trees will be made into biochar and a few will be given to the goats as post-Christmas treats.
Make sure you remove all lights, ornaments, ribbons and from trees and wreaths before heading the the farm.
There are no fees to drop off your tree. Plus, you can visit the farm animals during your visit.
Here are the Christmas free drop-off dates and times:
- 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, December 30
- 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, December 31
If you want to watch the biochar process, visit Topaz Farm’s holiday pop-up on December 24.
The farm is at 17100 NW Sauvie Island Road in Portland. For more information, visit Topaz Farm’s website.
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