Last month FCCT dircetor Jonathan Smith had the pleasure of showing HRH Prince Charles around the island of St Martin's, Isles of Scilly, where Jonathan lives and is also a local Councillor. Accompanying Prince Charles throughout the three hour visit, held to mark the Prince's 70th birthday year, Jonathan talked to HRH about his own organic farm, growing vegetables in the challenging weather year we're having, and his own efforts and interest in building soil carbon. For over ten years Jonathan has had a strong interest in carbon emissions and sequestration on farms, and its role in both contributing to and mitigating climate change.
Prince Charles was particularly interested in FCCT's work on the Farm Carbon Calculator and our efforts thorugh the Toolkit to help farmers to reduce carbon emissions. He thought our work on the Soil Carbon project was of particular interest and wished the organisation well on its efforts.
FCCT is proud to have such an endorsement and demonstrates our work is reaching far and wide. From farmers to princes, we'll talk to anyone who listens! Anything that increases the impact of our work is a win for us, with our goal of farming being a positive force for reducing the imacts of climate change and building healthy soils, whilst providing quality food, biodiversity and a living for farmers.