The Citizen Science part of our Farm Net Zero project is aimed at non-farming audiences in the Cornwall community, helping people to discover how they can implement climate friendly practices in their gardens, allotments and more broadly in their everyday lives. These activities will be led by the Westcountry Rivers Trust.
We’re planning activities that will support people to learn simple and practical techniques, while also providing insight into the work carried out on our monitor farms. There will be eight centres for the Citizen Science project across Cornwall and these will include practical workshops and events that raise awareness for the importance of soil in carbon cycles and how to measure and improve soil carbon in gardens, horticulture and allotments.
The collection and comparison of soil carbon data will increase awareness with the public, inspiring further knowledge sharing as well as a stronger link between the farmers and the public. We hope this will support positive messages around 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 listed here on our website.