How do I love thee, oh terrestrial carbon – Let me count the ways

October 15, 2012 Louisa Kiely

 I learnt again that ‘carbon protects biology’. And that we are losing topsoil at an alarming rate. Call me mad, but it fired me up all over again. I had the privilege of attending the final day of the Ylad Living Soils conference last week, and once again fell in love with terrestrial carbon – microbes, compost, and the living, breathing ecosystem working so hard beneath our feet.

So, can a market assist with this ever-present threat? If so, how? As I’ve said before, we’ve supported a market solution because it’s efficient, it drives innovation, and you don’t have to rely on Governments! And, most important of all, it can reward farmers, increase resilience to climate variability and we can keep dollars and jobs in the Regions because if farmers are being rewarded, so will others.


So, join us in a week as we go on the no-obligation journey to a carbon credit. Ask the curly questions, confront both sides of politics with the issues, and see if you think the glass is half full or half empty. We’ll discuss the approved tree methodology – is it worth getting started? How hard is the compliance? Can I do it myself? And every other pressing issue.

In a relaxed and fun atmosphere your education will include many firsts:

Plus too much more to list!

Don’t forget we have two half day workshops as well to assist in coming up to speed and also to move forward towards an approved project that will result in carbon for sale!
We know how busy everyone is and maybe you have not had the time to register as yet! Or maybe circumstances have changed… you can’t start cutting hay right now and can now make the Carbon Farming Week?
The good news is that we are still accepting registrations – online, via fax or just give us a call (02 6882 1425). We are geared to take registrations up to the day so there is no need for you to miss out!

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