Our partner is Helen Browning, founder of Helen Browning’s Organic brand, The Royal Oak pub in Bishopstone, Chief Executive of the Soil Association and chair of the Food Ethics Council. Prior to rejoining the Soil Association, Helen was Director of External Affairs for the National Trust. Helen was also a member of the Government’s Policy Commission on the Future of Farming and Food (‘the Curry Commission’) and chaired the England Animal Health and Welfare Implementation Group.
“We work this beautiful place for the benefit of our livestock, improving the environment and landscape, and hopefully creating interesting, fun and satisfying jobs at the same time. And we produce organic food from all this.”
The Browning family have been tenants since 1950, since when the farm has grown to about 1,400 organic acres across the north Wiltshire Downs, right on the Oxfordshire and Berkshire borders. Helen Browning has run the farm since 1986, when she started to move it towards organic status. Read more about Helen’s approach to farming here.