Supports all life on earth.
It has huge potential to sequester and store atmospheric carbon.
The amount of carbon in the soil is directly linked to the SOM (Soil Organic Matter) content.
If we increase soil organic matter we are increasing carbon levels in the soil.
In UK farmland organic matter levels have been falling due to poor farming practices.
This trend urgently needs to be reversed.
Farming systems with higher soil carbon levels will:
Grow healthier crops which leads to healthier foods and healthier people
Support national food security
Increase biodiversity of soil ecosystems which supports above ground diversity
Have higher quality landscapes to improve the well being of society
Reduce flood risk and improve water quality
Sequester and store atmospheric carbon
Soil carbon offsets
Our offsets are certified to ISO-14064.
Meet United Nations guidelines.
Are independently 3rd party verified.
Are block chain secured and tracked.
This map shows farms across the country tracking their carbon sequestration.
(More farms added soon)
Gentle Farming totals.
Number of Uk farms tracking their soil carbon sequestration.
Average number of c02e offset tonnes produced
per year per hectare.
Typical range : 2-5.
Some fields seeing 8+.
Number of hectares using regenerative agricultural principles.
100's of billions
of micro-organisms cared for, promoting above ground biodiversity.
Regenerative agriculture is more than just carbon.
Gentle Farming supports the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Farming Forum
With over 45,000 members this online community of farmers are helping to get our message out
Direct Driller Magazine.
This magazine focuses on educating and spreading the word about good soil health.
Royal Agricultural University Farm 491
A leading Uk based innovation space, supporting food and farming entrepreneurs to build viable and impactful businesses.
The Planet Mark is a sustainability certification for every type of organisation.
Commoditrader is a Europe wide grain trading platform.
Also the creator of commodicarbon one of Europe's first soil carbon certification programs.
Watse Management Facilities
A national waste management servcie focused on improving the enviromental impacts of the waste harnessing new technologies and innovative techniques.
Oxford Sustainable Business and Entrepreneurship Society
A society of oxford university creating a platform to discuss integrating sustainable practices in successful businesses.
Gentle Farming is an approved member of the Uk Carbon Association. Supporting carbon offsetting projects here in the Uk.
Uk Carbon Association
2021 Digging for innovation prize winner.
The overall winner was Thomas Gent of Gentle Farming, whose business model and system allows farmers to quantify and market the amount of soil carbon they are sequestering into their soils per year. A regenerative farmer himself, Thomas made the most of the first lockdown by looking into what opportunities soil carbon could provide for farmers and promote regenerative agriculture.
BASF’s Mike Green comments “Thomas has used his lockdown to great effect, with consultation and buy-in from others what many are only thinking about doing. The focus beyond just carbon is very important and the journey towards full international accreditation shows a wider understanding of the market complexities. A very exciting project and a worthy winner of the competition.”