Carbon & Climate
Zoe Shuttleworth

All the Fun Guys

Most fungi live out of sight, yet make up a massively diverse kingdom of organisms that support and sustain nearly all living systems. The more we learn about fungi, the less makes sense without them. 

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Biodiversity
Zoe Shuttleworth

What do we want? Dung beetles!

An unlikely rallying call perhaps, but in the realm of soil health, this particular group of insects can provide profound benefits, including improving soil structure and fertility, reducing the parasitic burden in livestock, and increasing carbon sequestration.

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Curlew – photo by Marko Hankkila
Biodiversity
Zoe Shuttleworth

Wading birds at Carbeth

Our marshy, rushy fields bordering the River Endrick make a challenging environment for agricultural management, but provide an important habitat for a number of wading birds, which have suffered severe decline in recent decades.

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The Loup of Fintry – photo by Andrewmckie
Biodiversity
Zoe Shuttleworth

Life on the River Endrick

The River Endrick, a designated Special Area of Conservation, flows from its source in the Campsie Fells, to its mouth in Loch Lomond, and forms the entire northern border of Carbeth Home Farm and is host to some spectacular wildlife.

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Carbon & Climate
Zoe Shuttleworth

Objective – Increase carbon sequestration

Certain changes to the management of some of the land at Carbeth have the potential to simultaneously reduce the carbon emissions associated with the sheep, improve their welfare, increase carbon sequestration, and support greater biodiversity.

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song thrush
Biodiversity
Zoe Shuttleworth

Objective – increase biodiversity

Much has already been achieved over the last 20 years to support biodiversity at Carbeth, and now we want to go much further, to promote and maintain healthy, sustainable and diverse ecosystems.​

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Carbeth Home Farm
Biodiversity
Zoe Shuttleworth

A Project of its Time

We believe our small farm can generate income and employment, can make a contribution, however small, to reversing climate change and species loss, and could improve the physical and mental wellbeing of many people.

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