allplants has embarked on a pilot with Showsley Farm to regenerate 15 hectares of farmland. By farming with nature, not against it, and based on the soil type and condition, we estimate that Showsley Farm can sequester approximately 67.5 tons of CO2 every year and introduce 400m2 of flower edges, allowing nature back in and restoring biodiversity.
To achieve this, Showsley Farm will implement a range of regenerative practices and, with help of Soil Heroes, monitor and measure the resulting environmental improvements. For example, Showsley Farm will:
- Eliminate ploughing wherever possible and apply shallow tillage everywhere else,
- Ensure the soil is covered 365 days a year by growing cover crops when fields would otherwise be bare,
- Grow biodiversity lanes and wildflower perimeters, introduce local beehives and limit hedge trimming to ensure a safe habitat for birds and insects.
By sponsoring Showsley Farm to make these changes, which are measured, quantified and verified by Soil Heroes, allplants will have nurtured healthy soil that can draw down more CO2, hold more water in the ground and improve biodiversity. All of which will be tracked and displayed on the Soil Heroes digital platform.