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Balfour, Evelyn Barbara (Eve)

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Born: 1898 AD
Died: 1990 AD, at 92 years of age.

Nationality: British
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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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