Ben Raskin

Head of Horticulture  -  The Soil Association

Understanding and Exploiting Soil Health for Profitable, Innovative and Resilient Farming

About Ben Raskin

Ben Raskin has been working in horticulture for over 20 years. He is currently Head of Horticulture at the Soil Association. Ben also works freelance as a horticultural advisor and writer and is the author of “Compost a Family Guide”.

His own experience includes; running a walled garden in Sussex supplying a Michelin starred restaurant and setting up and running the horticultural production at Daylesford organic Farm, before moving to the Welsh College of Horticulture as commercial manager.

Other areas of interest include soil health, compost, agroforestry and community supported agriculture.

This seminar will look at the role of soil biology in your farming system. Improving the health of your soil can benefit soil structure and nutrition, resilience in extreme weather conditions, and farm profitability. Using the learning from the AHDB funded GREAT soils programme and the Innovative Farming Programme we will examine how to assess your soil health and how you can use that knowledge to monitor the success of your soil management programme.

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