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Soil and farming with Helen Browning, CEO of the Soil Association

Our Topical Talks series continues into April. This month we talked with Helen Browning, Chief Executive of the Soil Association.

Helen, who is also a farmer herself, spoke to us about what makes for good soil, the effects of Brexit on farming policy, and the future of agroforestry. She also told us how a tribe in India in the 1900s led to the beginning of the organic movement and the Soil Association itself, which is 75 years old this year.

About the Interviewer

Mark Hurrell has lived in Gloucestershire for over 30 years and was the editor of BBC Radio Gloucestershire from 2002 to 2016. His career in the media has been long and varied including a spell at BBC Points West TV where he was a regular presenter and reporter. Mark also worked on the BBC‘s coverage of WW1 and other major projects. He is a governor at the King’s School, Gloucester and was involved in the setting up of the Pied Piper appeal. In his spare time Mark is a keen amateur singer and supporter of Gloucester Rugby.