At the Oxford Real Farming Conference 2019, Chief Executive of the Sustainable Food Trust Patrick Holden spoke to Eliot Coleman, “patriarch of the North American organic horticultural movement”, whose experimental market garden, Four Season Farm, in Harborside, Maine, produces vegetables year-round and has become a nationally recognised model of small-scale sustainable agriculture.

Patrick and Eliot discuss the origins of the organic movement in the US and UK, the development of organic standards, the vital role of livestock and the challenges facing the movement today.

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