Butte Remediation

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2020: $19,881.00
Projected End Date: 01/01/2021
Host Institution Award ID: G333-20-W7900
Grant Recipient: TurkeyTail Farm
Region: Western
State: California
Principal Investigator:
Christopher Tchudi
TurkeyTail Farm
Established in 2018 in response to the Camp Fire that ravaged Northern California, Butte Remediation provides support to home and property owners by testing soils for contamination, targeting the contaminants with fungi capable of remediating those toxins, and measuring success with follow-up fungal tissue and soil sampling. On the most basic level this program contributes to understanding the scope and types of contaminants generated by urban firestorms and provides open-source mycoremediation techniques that can be employed to mitigate fallout from future fires.
This product is associated with the project "Mitigating on-farm toxins using fungi: a case study on two farms."
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