“Regenerative organic agriculture is the number one thing humans can do to combat global warming.”
What is regenerative agriculture and how does it fight climate crisis? It turns out that there are farmers in Hong Kong practicing such method. Come listen to the introduction by our local farmer, TMI and Former Assistant Director of Hong Kong Observatory, to get to know soil’s power and how you, as a city dweller, can support climate works.
Agricultural soil carbon sequestration Soil may receive little attention but it does have huge capacity for carbon storage, holding 3 times more carbon than the atmosphere! Of all the land on earth, roughly 40% belongs to agricultural land. The soil that is constantly managed and used to provide food and other resources for us is therefore extremely large in amount. Have you ever wondered if these land users all care for soil and let their lands regain the ability to sequester carbon, what difference would it make to our environment?
In 2015, French government launched the “4 per 1000” Initiative in COP25, stating that agricultural soil is key to mitigating climate change. Why is soil so powerful? This video may help you see soil with new eyes!
我們很開心在泥土工作的路上，遇到愈來愈多同路人認同。非常感謝Patagonia Hong Kong對再生農耕身體力行的推動，及對菇菌圓的支持，也感謝Michael O'Brien用棄材製作靚靚捐款箱❤️
It’s easy to be pessimistic about climate change but the solution is actually in our hands!
TMI believes that soil is key. We can nurture soil fungi and other microbes through planting in the right way. This can restore the health of soil, letting the soil sequester excessive carbon from atmosphere and support even more plants. TMI has been applying regenerative agriculture principles in plantations and croplands to restore soil in Hong Kong as well as countries in Southeast Asia.
It’s exciting to find more and more people dedicating to soil restoration work and soil science public education, and we would like to thank Patagonia Hong Kong for their promotion on regenerative agriculture and TMI and Michael O'Brien for the hand-crafted wooden donation boxes from up-cycling ❤️