Carbon Farming: The Permaculture Solution to Climate Change

Maddy Harland
Wednesday, 12th October 2016

How can the world sequester carbon quickly and progress towards stabilising our global climate? Author of The Carbon Farming Solution and permaculture expert, Eric Toensmeier, will be at a special event in London answering questions about this most important work of our time.

Eric Toensmeier, a leading North American expert on carbon farming is in the UK for just 2 days at the end of October. Eric has kindly agreed to host a special talk and panel discussion about carbon farming, permaculture and climate change solutions on October 25th.

Eric's book, The Carbon Farming Solution, explains in detail how permaculture and agro-ecology systems can sequester up to three times as much carbon as ordinary pastures. So whether you live in the city or the countryside, are a farmer or gardener or do not grow anything at all, the implications for supporting and promoting permaculture and other polycultural methods around the world are vital. A big solutions to our problems is in how we grow food and we all eat food!

With the planet reaching the 400ppm carbon dioxide threshold, improved soil management through regenerative agriculture is one of the few solutions that could potentially turn the tide by sequestering large amounts of carbon in living soil. Working together to support this work and pioneers like Eric is one of the great challenges and opportunities of our time.

About the Session on Carbon Farming

Agriculture and land use contribute about 25% of human carbon emissions. However a suite of carbon farming practices sequester carbon in soils and aboveground biomass, contributing to climate change mitigation.

This presentation will provide an overview of these practices and their potential, with some examples of practices suitable to the UK, including a number of agroforestry practices with particularly high levels of sequestration. We'll also look at some of the additional benefits of carbon farming including ecosystem services, food security, climate justice.

To book your place at this event, please visit HERE.

About Eric Toensmeier

Eric Toensmeier

Eric Toensmeier is the award-winning author of Paradise Lot and Perennial Vegetables, and the co-author of Edible Forest Gardens Vol 1 and Vol 2. His most important book to date is The Carbon Farming Solution: A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agricultural Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security.

Eric is an appointed lecturer at Yale University, a Senior Biosequestration Fellow with Project Drawdown, and an international trainer. Eric presents in English, Spanish, and botanical Latin throughout the Americas and beyond.

In December 2015, Eric was invited to present at the COP21 talks, taking part in a panel discussion moderated by the Vice-Chair of the IPCC.


The session will take place 18:00 - 20:30 at Lift Islington on October 25th 2016.

Entry to the event is just £8 per head with an option to donate more to cover the costs of the session.

Any surplus will go to the Permaculture Farmers & Growers Network

There are only 60 places available for this event so please do not delay.

To book your place at this event and meet Eric in person, please visit Click here to book your place at carbon farming event in London.


Lift Islington map - N1 9PWLift is Islington Council's healthy living hub for young people. It is an old Victorian School building with a range of facilities and contemporarily-designed rooms. The building is fully accessible with a lift covering all floors.

Lift is located within a five minute walk of Angel underground station. There is an exclusive private car park and a free cycle rack.

Lift, 45 Lion Street, London, N1 9PW

Public Transport:
Angel Underground Station (5 minute walk).
Buses: 4, 19, 30, 38, 43, 56, 73, 153, 205, 214, 341, 476.

This event is organised by the Permaculture Association (Britain)a registered charity, founded in 1983 that support members and the public with advice, information and training about the theory and practice of permaculture.


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