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Balfour, Evelyn Barbara

Born: 1898 AD
Died: 1990 AD
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British farmer, educator, organic farming pioneer

1899 – Evelyn Barbara Balfour was born.

She was one of the first women to study agriculture at a UK university, graduating from the University of Reading.

1920 – She began farming in Haughley Green, Suffolk, England.

1939 – Launched the Haughley Experiment, the first long-term, side-by-side scientific comparison of organic and chemical-based farming.

1943 – Published the organics classic, The Living Soil, a book combining her research with the initial findings at Haughley.

1946 – Co-founded and became the first president of the Soil Association, an international organization promoting sustainable agriculture.

She continued to farm, write and lecture for the rest of her life.

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