Portland Agroforestry and Revegetation


Regenerative agriculture
and native revegetation on degraded land.

HolmStone and our Carbon specialist, Fabian Holm, signed off on the first of it’s kind Carbon Project in the Republic of South Africa. Where this project involves re-establishing native flora and removing of the alien invasive and rehabilitating degraded land, providing buffers and resilience in the system to imitate historical vegetation units of the Rheenendal area, Western Cape.

The agricultural activities of this area include soft citrus, nuts and avocados, of which this project employs contemporary techniques in farming practice such as maintaining the soil microbiomes, reducing input stress and opening of soil; both reducing the amount of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions released into the atmosphere as well as developing resilient, healthy and active soil for nutritious food.

Through diversifying what we plant, we’re diversifying the soil system and helping it develop into living soils, we can strengthen the roots, keep away pathogens through diversity in microbes of the soil, combating the harmful microbes, and allows for development and uptake of multiple micronutrients and changes of these nutrients in the nitrification and denitrification cycles, these include: Iron, nitrates, ammonia, nitrites, and carbon stocks.

Portland Agroforestry and Revegetation

From these GHG low activities we develop Carbon credits to help international corporates offset their residual emissions, for their Net-zero goals, accessing alternative markets for farmers, while moving to an efficient farming system.

These projects and their activities must be implemented in context specific solution, no one piece of land acts the same to system changes. Think of diversity in crop and diversity in soil organisms as the risk mitigation through diversity of your investments.

Currently we have tow sites, namely: Portland and Westford. These two are close to each other, though vary greatly in water access, underlying soil structures and current vegetation communities.

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