About Carbon8Carbon8 is a farmer-led initiative that is responding to the current impact of droughts, floods and desertification by supporting our farmers to increase the carbon in their soil and help them transition to regenerative agriculture.
Our mission and goals
Why we started Carbon8
Carbon8 originated as a solution to the 2017 NSW/QLD drought by a farmer, an accountant and an artist. Carbon8 was our response to the impact the drought was having in our lives and on our rural communities. In time when the only support offered was short-term band-aid solutions, we responded by seeking out the true cause and the true long term solutions to drought.
We welcome primary producers including family farms, small-holdings, farms interested in eco-tourism and young farmers. As we are a social fundraising platform – the amount of donations we secure is directly relevant to the number of farmers we are able to help. As Carbon8 grows nationally (and internationally), so will our ability to help support farmers with a powerful education pathway forward. Our farmers cannot do this without you and our future cannot do without our farmers. We invite you to come and be on this journey.
Drought proof agriculture
Depleted soil with low levels of carbon cannot hold water. If you increase the carbon in the soil, you increase the water holding capacity. Healthier soil holds water and sustains all forms of life which reduces the severity of floods, droughts and desertification. It is all restorable. It is all regenerative. It can all happen very quickly.
Learn about regenerative agriculture
Meet our Founders
Meet our Board and Advisors
We're lucky at Carbon8 to have a group of awesome professionals and change makers who freely donate their time, energy and professional expertise.
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