Seminars with Iain Tolhurst: Towards a Carbon Zero Farm
17 June 2013 10:00 - 17 June 2013 16:00
Walled Garden Shed, Hardwick Estate, Whitchurch-on-Thames, RG8 7RD. Reading
Farm footprint - towards a carbon zero farm?
This seminar will look at what you can do to reduce your farms energy use and how you could even head towards a zero carbon footprint. It will explore the possibilities of actually replacing carbon lost through your inputs to carbon gained via the ability of plants and soils to sequester carbon. This approach is designed around the working farm, how you can maintain or even improve output whilst capturing carbon for the long term benefit of your soil and of the planet.
As a working group we will come together to explore the most efficient ways in which we can achieve this within our existing farm businesses. Workshop session will look at the academics of saving energy and carbon capture, then we will look at the farm itself to see how we are to make the theory work in a real life situation. We will be making use of the newly launched Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit to see how different scenarios on the farm affect our carbon footprint.
Lunch is for many a highlight of the day, as much as possible of the food is from the farm with everything including the tea and coffee being organic. The day starts and ends with tea/coffee/biscuits and you will find great company to chat with in a beautiful environment.
All seminars start at 10am and last for 6 hours, including lunch. Cost is £55 + VAT. Discounts apply.