Helen was born and raised on the farm which she runs today and is also Chief Executive of the Soil Association. She remains first and foremost a farmer and was awarded the OBE in 1998 for services to farming. Her mission is to seek ways to farm that are as good as they possibly can be for people, farm animals and nature. As Chief Executive of the Soil Association, the educational charity that supports policy makers, farmers, foresters and citizens make better decisions about how we eat, farm and care for the natural world, Helen tries to ‘walk the talk’ at Eastbrook.
Clive started working at Eastbrook part- time in 2004 and has since become a vital member of the team. He loves birds of prey and is an expert on the numerous species that have made the farm their home – his raptor talks are a popular addition to farm tours.
In an ideal world he would spend most of his time planting hedges and making habitats but needs to keep an eye on pigs and young stock and keep repairs on track…a never-ending task!
Clive loves Eastbrook because he can come to work with a plan but the animals have their own ideas, so days are never the same and certainly never boring. Even when plans do go as hoped he enjoys the variation and mixture of tasks.
Image above: Clive
Lily works on the farm, with daily duties to keep the livestock in the right place at the right time.
Lily enjoys working at Eastbrook because she gets to be with the cows, her favourite animal! She also likes the relaxed atmosphere created by her colleagues, and keeping busy.
Image on the left: Lily