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Helen Browning

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Regenuary conversations - No 4. Helen Browning - Chief Executive of The Soil Association / Farmer

The Ethical Butcher - Connecting to nature.

In this episode with Helen we talk everything organic from the history of the movement and the subtle differences between organic and regenerative and how just possibly changing farming methods could save the world.


5 May 2022

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Under a Pagan Sky documentary with Helen Browning

Forest Spirituality with Julie Brett

This episode is an interview with Helen Browning, the director of the one hour documentary 'Under a Pagan Sky' that is also being shown as a 30minute version by Compass on the ABC as 'Pagans Down Under'. We chat about the documentary, the process of making it, Helen's inspirations and how it all came about and came together.  If you're in Australia you can watch the Compass episode on ABC iView until July 20th. It is also re-showing on Sunday 27th June at 6:30pm on ABC TV.  International friends can find out more about when it is coming your way by following the documentary on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/UnderPaganSky If you'd like to see it at a film festival in Australia you can find out about that there. If you'd like to organise a screening at your local independent cinema, you can contact Helen about that via the Facebook page above. 


24 Jun 2021

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Helen Browning OBE on organic food production

EcoDoc Podcast

Will Liddell talks to Helen Browning OBE, CEO of the Soil Association, about the origins of the organic movement, her career in farming and campaigning and the role of the Soil Association. Support for the principles of the organic movement has gathered a lot of momentum with increased concern about climate change, the carbon footprint of food production and the challenges we face to persuade people to move from a diet of ultra-proccessed food to one that is healthier and more sustainable.


21 Jun 2021

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S1 Ep6: Helen Browning

Stories that Matter

Helen Browning, organic farmer and Chief Executive of the Soil Association, was a speaker at this year's Seed Festival. This episode was produced by Laura Byng, with music by Daisy Burt playing an original composition, Berta. http://www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk/ ttps://twitter.com/HawkwoodCFT https://daisyandherkora.com/ http://www.seedfestival.co.uk/ https://www.soilassociation.org/


14 Aug 2019

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Helen Browning, Wiltshire

Meet the Farmers

Ben meets mixed farmer and Chief Executive of the Soil Association, Helen Browning.


16 Jun 2019

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#006 Helen Browning - Soil Association

Humans of Hospitality

This week I talk to Helen Browning, OBE: Chief Executive of the Soil Association, visionary organic farmer and, with her partner Tim, owner of The Royal Oak and Chop House.  An uplifting, thought-provoking conversation exploring Helen’s journey. As you’ll learn, being ahead of the curve is not always an easy place to be. We also try to put the world to rights, so we can solve the problem of feeding 10 billion humans and keeping the planet intact. I LOVED this conversation.  Enjoy x

1hr 10mins

9 Mar 2019

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PIG by Helen Browning - audiobook extract

Headline Books

What is it about the humble pig that holds such a special place in our hearts?In a frosty field on the longest night of the year, eight little piglets snuffle their first breaths and jostle close to their mother to feed....So begins the life of the farm animal that you think you already know. But think again....This is the magical account of the life and times of a gang of Saddleback pigs, from one of the most forward-thinking organic farmers in the United Kingdom.Helen Browning shines a light on the secret lives of these mischievous, intelligent and inventive animals - and shares her vision for the future of ethical farming.If you liked The Secret Life of Cows and A Shepherd's Life, you'll love this evocative and illuminating tale.


18 Sep 2018

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Extra Portion with organic farmer and chief executive of The Soil Association, Helen Browning

The delicious. podcast

This week, ahead of Organic September, Gilly Smith is hanging out with the cows at Eastbrook Farm in Wiltshire with organic farmer and chief executive of The Soil Association, Helen Browning to find out what organic means to the consumer and to the animals.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


23 Aug 2018

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Why buy organic with Helen Browning

The Liz Earle Wellbeing Show

Liz is joined by organic farmer and Chief Executive of the Soil Association, Helen Browning. Tune in to hear Helen’s personal journey into organic farming and why our ability to feed ourselves into the future depends on the health of our soil.You can find the show notes at https://lizearlewellbeing.com/episode-13-interview-with-helen-browning-mbe/. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


27 Sep 2017

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Helen Browning

Desert Island Discs

Kirsty Young's castaway is the farmer, and Chief Executive of the Soil Association, Helen Browning.Born and brought up on the farm in Wiltshire she runs today, she told her father she wanted to be a 'proper farmer' aged just 9. By the time she was 24 her father had passed the reins on to her and not long after, she made it entirely organic.Inspired by five of her great aunts who, after the First World War, began farming themselves, today she continues to run the family farm, her own meat business and the local pub. Awarded the OBE in 1998 for services to farming, she is chair of the Food Ethics Council, has served on the Curry Commission into the Future of Farming and Food and was appointed Chief Executive of the Soil Association in 2010.Producer: Cathy Drysdale.


17 May 2015