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Growing: Lady Eve Balfour


An absolutely fascinating ‘Great Lives’ on BBC Radio 4 this week, talking about Lady Eve Balfour.

The founder of the Soil Association, she pioneered the thinking and understanding of soil as a living, breathing entity. It’s thinking that now seems obvious but in the early to mid 20th century was ground-breaking. Strengthening soil structure and looking after the land that grows the food we eat (and drink) is imperative and she led the charge on that.

Pour yourself a dram and settle in to listen.


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