Carbon farming is the future
The increasing carbon in our atmosphere is heating up our planet, destabilising our climate and destroying our oceans. Carbon in the atmosphere is bad for us. But there is a solution. And it’s right beneath our feet.
The healing power of healthy soil, with its capacity to store carbon, is a vital contributor to reversing the effects of climate change. The Carbon Farm’s purpose is to increase awareness about the benefits of healthy soil, and provide pathways for anyone to get involved, however big or small their patch of land is. From our Carbon Composting Club for gardeners to soil regeneration and carbon capture initiatives for farmers, growers, communities and businesses, we can all play our part.
Grass Roots Regeneration
Find out how we’re working with farmers, landowners and businesses to put life back into the soil.
The carbon solution
Soil absorbs carbon like a sponge. Plants pull carbon in from the air and that carbon feeds the soil.
Carbon improves soil health, making it nutrient-rich, full of life and able to hold more water.
The healthier the soil, the more carbon it draws out of the atmosphere.
A virtuous cycle of healthy plants, water, soil and skies. Healthy soil is the key to a healthy planet.
Carbon is not the enemy, it’s our biggest ally.
Carbon is one of the main building blocks of life. There are the same number of harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) atoms on this earth that there were at the beginning of time. They’re just stored in the wrong places.
Soil acts as a carbon sponge, with plants pulling carbon in from the air and using it to feed the soil. Healthy soil is nutrient-rich, full of life, better at holding water and also absorbs even more
carbon from the atmosphere (a process called sequestration). Healthy soil sets off a virtuous circle of healthy plants, water, soil and skies. Carbon’s not the enemy. It can be our biggest ally in the fight against climate change.
Aligning ecological practices with economic ambitions
Sustainable businesses are redefining the corporate ecosystem by designing models that create value for all stakeholders, including employees, shareholders, supply chains, civil society, and, most importantly, the planet. Below are three examples of how The Carbon Farm is helping businesses achieve this.
Using hemp as a pioneering cleanup crop to repair and prepare soil and offset Jersey’s carbon responsibility.
Beyond organic, farming more carbon into soil to increase yields and produce higher quality organic cider.
Energising soil with more carbon
to restore life to grazing pastures and support high performance race horses.
What people say
Healthy soil, healthy planet. Here are some simple ways we can all get involved.
The healing power of soil – its capacity to sequester carbon could be the key to reversing the effects of climate change.
In conjunction with the not-for-profit educational organisation, FarmED, The Carbon Farm’s Glyn Mitchell will be presenting a two course on the economic and ecological benefits of carbon farming.