Soil Carbon Sequestration: Our Work

Starting from 2018, The Mushroom Initiative (TMI) has been practicing soil-friendly farming in our own farmland, aiming to sequester soil organic carbon while producing vegetables.

In 2019, we joined “4 per 1000” Initiative as a Forum Partner, setting a clear goal of annual increase of 0.4% soil organic carbon.

In the same year, with the support of Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF), we started a 2-year education program “ECF Finding Hope in Climate Change: Steps to Store Carbon in SOIL” to promote scientific knowledge of soil. Beside a series of public events, records of our practices in TMI’s farm together with soil science will be digested and organized into free online resources and exhibitions, and a library of books and tools will be set up for program participants’ extended learning and practice. At the same time, TMI will carry on the practices on farm, tracking the changes in our soil and share any results collected.

Overview of “ECF Finding Hope in Climate Change: Steps to Store Carbon in SOIL”:

Program content Time#
Educational activities
Basic soil co-learning course (4-session)* 2020-2021
Advanced soil co-learning course (4-session)* 2020-2021
School program (4-session) End of 2020 to end of 2021
Soil health exhibitions and book showcase End of 2020 to end of 2021

Preview Here! 

Online microscopic photography competition and outings June 2020 to August 2021
Living Soil! composting workshop (3-hr) Dry seasons of 2020 and 2021
Secret of Soil microscope workshop (3-hr) Dry seasons of 2020 and 2021
Open resources
Online resources with digested soil knowledge and TMI’s practices Click here
Book library(exclusively for co-learning participants) Starting from mid 2020


Soil testing tool library(exclusively for co-learning participants) /

# The exact time for individual activities may be subject to change due to coronavirus outbreak. Please refer to our Facebook and News on our website for the latest announcements. We apologize for the inconvenience.
* Participants who finished both basic and advanced co-learning course with satisfactory performance would become tutors of the program and assist in other educational activities.