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Carbon Offset Scheme
Currently the heating oil used in your boiler, has been offset by the different companies who have been part of the process of gathering and refining the crude oil into the product we call heating oil or kerosene.
As a company we are committing to offsetting the carbon impact from our part in its distribution to your home. We do this in what we believe is the most carbon effective manner, the process we use is part of a new approach called regenerative farming and in particular cover planting.
Our scheme is UK based and truly tangible, we work closely with the farm to ensure that our carbon offset scheme is making the most impact possible. We also employ an agronomist to take regular soil samples so that we can measure the impact we are creating.
Intrigued? Want to know more, visit our farm website to find out all the details, of what we are doing and how it benefits the environment.
In simple terms this means rather than seeing empty fields that have been left bare, there is always something growing in the fields. Plants growing absorb carbon and draw it deep down into the soil where it can be stored.
Large scale farming, heavy machinery and reliance on chemicals has decreased the amount of organic matter in the soil. These practices reduce soil quality, whilst increasing the potential for, and impact of, erosion.
Cover planting corrects this; ensures carbon is constantly drawn into the soil and improves the soils organic material, meaning better tasting and more plentiful crops.
Regenerative Farming at Foxburrow
Whilst planting trees is a great thing to do and one that we are and will continue to do, through our own Foxburrow Farm and by supporting projects like the Wensum Valley project based here in Norfolk.
However this alone will not make a quick enough impact, with that in mind we have looked at the science and are advocates of the huge benefits that regenerative farming could produce. These can start to make a significant impact from day one, whereas trees tend to make a significant impact after 10 years of growth.
The principles of regenerative farming are starting to be drawn to the attention of a wider audience thanks to wider publicity including most recently the award winning film Kiss the Ground. This film is narrated and features Woody Harrelson and is an inspiring and groundbreaking film that reveals the first viable solution to our climate crisis.