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Gentle Farming

Living Laboratory, Lighthouse

Land use(s)

  • Lowland
  • We have been farming regeneratively here for around 12 years and are the home of the UK's first certified soil carbon offsetting scheme.

Successes / outcomes

  • Certified soil carbon credits to be produced, roughly 4 tonnes per ha per year to be sold
  • The promotion of a whole systems approach to regenerative farming.

Methods / issues being explored

  • Whole system approach
  • Reduced use of / alternatives to inorganic fertilisers
  • Crop rotation
  • Increased diversity of sward/crops
  • Soil tillage and management
  • Reduced use of control chemicals
  • Modification of organic matter inputs.

Data being collected on

  • Soil health
  • Yield
  • Costs
  • Certified soil carbon offsets.

Methods of data collection

  • Visual assessments
  • Remote sensing (LIDAR, satellites, drones, etc.)

Types of organisation involved

  • Farmers

Land use type:

  • Lowland