Agriculture and Technology

Celebrating three pioneers in the history of organic farming

Agriculture and Technology

Celebrating three pioneers in the history of organic farming

In 1905 the government of India hired Albert and, soon after, Gabrielle as economic botanists. Sir Albert Howard, his first wife, Gabrielle, and, following her death, his second wife, Louise, were the brave pioneers of this movement. Albert devised a new scientific method of drawing nitrogen from the atmosphere through the natural bacteria in a compost pile. Treating the soil with this compost rejuvenated the humus and enabled the roots of the plants to absorb vital nutrients.

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