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About Farm Net Zero
This is a major project from the farming community in Cornwall to show the contribution that agriculture can make to achieving Net Zero.
Alongside the farming community, we are joining the Duchy College Rural Business School, the Farm Carbon Toolkit, Innovative Farmers, Innovation for Agriculture and Just Farmers to deliver part of the project.
The project is managed by Cornwall College and funded by the National Lottery Community Fund from January 2021 for five years.
The project is running a range of activities which will develop and deliver practical advice for farmers.
These will include how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, showcase innovation, provide robust science through soil testing and carbon footprinting, and inspire other farmers to tell their stories to their customers about the steps that they are taking to address climate change and protect soil health.
What we will do
Farm Net Zero will include Citizen Science opportunities aimed at non-farming audiences. Through this, we want people to discover how they can implement climate friendly practices in their gardens, allotments and more broadly in their everyday lives. This will led by us.
Eight Citizen Science projects will take place and these will include practical workshops and events that raise awareness of the importance of soil in carbon cycles and how to measure and improve soil carbon in gardens, horticulture and allotments. Activities being planned will support people to learn simple and practical techniques, while also providing insight into the work carried out on the project’s monitor farms.
The collection and comparison of soil carbon data will increase public awareness, inspiring further knowledge sharing as well as a stronger link between the farmers and the public. The project hopes this will bolster positive messages about the contribution that farming can make to increase resilience to climate change and how important this is in the South West.
Further information about the Citizen Science projects and associated events will be shared via our social media and newsletters and listed on the main Farm Net Zero website.