PATRICK HOLDEN IS celebrating his tenth year as Director of the Soil Association. It is an immense achievement, considering that the last decade has witnessed the term ‘organic’ coming out of the wings and onto centre stage. Holden’s eloquence and quiet authority, underscored by a lifetime of passion and practice, have made him an ideal spokesperson for the organic movement.

What has shaped this unique combination of farmer, politician and activist? How does an urban kid, son of a child psychiatrist, end up farming and shaping organic policy?

Holden describes a defining moment when he was five, ...


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