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.