From October 25th to 27th, The SoilValues consortium convened for their second consortium meeting, which was hosted by the University of Aarhus in Denmark. During these three days, we engaged in in-depth discussions covering various work packages, addressed challenges, identified valuable synergies and connections within the project, and established clear priorities for the year ahead.

As part of the meeting agenda, we had the opportunity to visit the testing ground at Mariendal, where we engaged in insightful discussions.

The primary objective of this testing ground is to develop and document an innovative approach to food production that not only enhances biodiversity but also sequesters CO2 in the soil. This endeavor places agroforestry and regenerative farming methods at the forefront of our efforts. Furthermore, it is the objective to involve local citizens in the project to ensure their support for a sustainable, eco-friendly transition. We aim to make it easier for citizens to access climate-friendly food and provide them with hands-on experiences in the field, including harvesting and learning how to use homegrown vegetables.

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