Helen is an organic livestock and arable farmer at Eastbrook Wiltshire, England, and Chief Executive of the Soil Association. In 1986, Browning took on her father’s 1,350 acres (550 hectares) farm, which is rented from the Church Commissioners. She decided to adopt organic practices and has since founded Eastbrook Farm Organic Meats and the Helen Browning Organic brand. Helen is passionate about connecting people to good food and also runs the Royal Oak Hotel and pub. The farm has a diversity of enterprises with a dairy herd, lots of calves and beef cattle, 300 Romney ewes, 200 British Saddleback sows, 400 acres of cereal and pulse crops, a small flock of laying hens and orchards.
Farming, food, and the natural environment have been pushed out of balance by inappropriate policies. Brexit was seen as a once in a lifetime opportunity to reform agricultural policies to ensure a new domestic system that recognises farming and nature as interdependent and mutually beneficial. In 2018, the Government’s health and harmony blueprint set out […]