Carbon sequestration is the long-term storage of carbon in plants, soils, geologic formations, and the ocean. Carbon sequestration occurs both naturally and as a result of human activities.
In a 19-year study, scientists dug roughly 6 feet down to compare soil carbon changes in different cropping systems. They found that compost is a key to storing carbon, a strategy for offsetting carbon dioxide emissions.The article for this study can be found here
The use of compost and compost tea enables stewardship of local natural resources by improving soil quality, reducing agricultural water use, pesticide use, and chemical fertilizer use, among other benefits such as improved crop yields, and increasing soil carbon and organic matter.