Root Zero

The Soil

The Soil is Alive!

Without the soil, life simply would not exist as we know it today.

These microorganisms need living or dead plants to get their foods - their sugars, carbohydrates, and proteins. When plants take in carbon dioxide they work on splitting the carbon and oxygen molecules and converting them into energy to grow.

They start making habitats in a very strategic way in the soil, aerating the soil with little pockets to control the flow of water and air. They burrow through the soil and spread underground, locking the carbon away.

In other words, soil has the unique ability to sequester (or store) carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.

But, when we damage soil, carbon goes back into the atmosphere and water evaporates.

Generating 3cm's of topsoil takes 1,000 years. If current rates of degradation continue all of the world's topsoil could be gone within 60 years, according to senior UN official Maria-Helena Semedo. That is just 60 harvests left.

At ROOT ZERO we are working with the soil, to put the carbon back into the ground where it belongs and we do everything we can to look after it and keep it healthy.

The soil in Pembrokeshire is packed full of nutrients and perfect for growing ROOT ZERO potatoes.