Launched today, Donkey Doo combines donkey manure with charcoal to produce an additive and chemical free soil improver to make gardens bloom this summer.
Made on-site from donkey manure and charcoal processed from The Donkey Sanctuary’s willow beds, Donkey Doo does not contain any chemicals or additives, helps off set carbon footprints and promises great results for gardeners! Available from The Donkey Sanctuary's Visitors' Centre, a large bag of Donkey Doo costs £7.99 with a percentage of all sales being donated to help the charity’s work with donkeys and mules worldwide.
Farms Manager, Annie Brown, of The Donkey Sanctuary says: "We care for more than two thousand donkeys in the UK. At Trow Farm (one of three composting sites) we convert 1,300 tonnes of manure and soiled straw into soil conditioner each year. Not only is composting the environmentally friendly way to treat our waste but when combined with charcoal made from our willow beds it creates a fantastic product to make gardens flourish."
The soil improver is being produced by Exeter based business The Carbon Compost Company using production methods which ensure that Donkey Doo is a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional peat-based additives.
Geoff Self of the Carbon Compost Company says: "We've had some truly remarkable results which demonstrate the benefits of using Donkey Doo for both flowers and vegetable gardens. Not only is it great for gardens but thanks to our charcoal burning methods, carbon emissions are fixed into the soil making an easy way to offset personal carbon emissions equivalent to a 100 mile car journey per bag."
Donkey Doo customer Mary Dodson of Totnes reports: "Donkey Doo has made a huge difference to the quality of my previously indifferent soil. I carried out my own experiment with hollyhocks. The two planted in Donkey Doo grew to six feet and flowered profusely all summer. The two in the normal soil grew to two feet and didn't flower. All my plants thrived in the compost and needed less watering in dry weather."
For more information about Donkey Doo please contact The Donkey Sanctuary via firstname.lastname@example.org