CPRE Avon and Bristol AGM plus talk by Patrick Holden, Founder of the Sustainable Food Trust
Monday 25th October 6:30pm AGM; 7:30pm Talk by Patrick Holden
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83794576010?pwd=cTRsZlZtU1FYWUdFQVBYbVJsUkk2UT09
Meeting ID: 837 9457 6010
Join us for our AGM followed by a talk by Patrick Holden, founding director of the Sustainable Food Trust and former CEO of the Soil Association, on enabling the food and farming transition towards more sustainable food systems.
After studying biodynamic agriculture at Emerson’s College , he established a mixed community farm in Wales in 1973, producing at various times: wheat for flour production sold locally, carrots and milk from an 85 cow Ayrshire dairy herd now made into a single farm cheddar style cheese by his son Sam. He was the founding chairman of British Organic Farmers in 1982, before joining the Soil Association, where he worked for nearly 20 years and during which time the organisation led the development of organic standards and the market for organic foods.
His advocacy for a major global transition to more sustainable food systems now entails international travel and regular broadcasts and talks at public events.
He is Patron of the UK Biodynamic Association and was awarded the CBE for services to organic farming in 2005.
Patrick is passionate about the application of Nature’s principles of Harmony to food and farming, which is explored in the SFT’s latest initiative, The Harmony Project.’ Sustainable Food Trust
At CPRE , the Countryside Charity, we want farming that works with nature. With farmland making up two-thirds of our countryside, farming is responsible for so much more than the food we eat. We need to support farming that puts back habitats for wildlife, provides fresh air and clean water, stores carbon and looks after the landscapes that make our countryside so special.