Thanks to Chamber and the voting committee for the presentation of the Ethical Business Award yesterday, we are truly honoured and will continue to deliver on our goals with renewed vigour. In response, we’d like to share a few words about what we do…
The work we do at The Soil Farm is primarily concerned with the regeneration of soil health through reintroduction and support of biological processes and the application of regenerative land management practices. Achieving healthy soil is the foundation which underpins the wider efforts to restore environmental health and biodiversity, a timely and very necessary goal.
The methods we employ can be applied to any landscape and are achieved through the efficient processing of waste streams, such as food waste, cardboard and green waste, which are composted then applied to the landscape via an appropriate means. Regenerated soil provides multiple benefits, including disease resistance and increased nutritional availability, reducing or removing the need for chemicals, as well as significantly improved water retention and perhaps most notably measurable carbon drawdown.
In all of this, there is a real need to generate a greater awareness of why, and then how we can collectively make a difference, often through simple changes. We are currently focussed on an initiative, which we hope will be widely supported by Chamber members, to make a sustained and valuable contribution to the environmental health and biodiversity of our island home, in turn supporting the many projects who work towards this goal.
We are so very grateful to Chambers ongoing support of our work and indeed for the recognition provided by the ethical business award. We are buoyed and ready for a very positive year ahead.