Starting from 2018, The Mushroom Initiative (TMI) has been practicing soil-friendly farming in our own farmland, aiming to raise the soil organic carbon level 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 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”:
|Basic soil co-learning course (4-session)*||2020|
|Advanced soil co-learning course (4-session)*||2020|
|School program (4-session)||End of 2020 to end of 2021|
|Soil health exhibitions and book showcase||End of 2020 to end of 2021|
|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|
|Online resources with digested soil knowledge and TMI’s practices||Starting from mid 2020|
|Book library（exclusively for co-learning participants）||Starting from mid 2020|
|Soil testing tool library（exclusively for co-learning participants）||Starting from mid 2020|
# 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.