Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit

Soil Carbon event
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On the 19th March 2014, the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit ventured into Cornwall to talk to farmers and growers about the benefits of building soil carbon.

Interviews with the presenters

Below are some interviews with some of the speakers from the soil carbon event

Presentations from the day

Jonathan Smith - Growing Low Carbon vegetables

Luppo Diepenbrook - Soil Generation (Tamar Valley Organic Group & Soil Gener8ion Limited)

Julian Gold - Thoughts on soil carbon management from a combinable cropping rotation

Rob Richmond - Pastures rebuilding soils

Dr Jennifer Dungait - Benefits of soil carbon: the current scientific evidence

Photos from the day

Write up of the event

Janie Caldbeck from the SWARM hub project attended the event and has written up her thoughts on the day

On a hopeful spring day in a draughty barn, farmers, scientists and advisors gathered together to discuss soil carbon; what it means, how it can be managed and its’ localised and global significance. The event, held at Martin Howard’s organic mixed farm near Launceston, was organised by the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit, an organisation established by farmers in 2009 to work with farmers to improve their energy resilience and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The formation of FCCT was driven by the need to help businesses succeed in the context of climate change, energy security and future market changes

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