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E10 | Why Local and Sustainable Food Systems Matter with Patrick Holden
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E10 | Why Local and Sustainable Food Systems Matter with Patrick Holden

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Patrick Holden is the founder and CEO of the ⁠Sustainable Food Trust⁠ and the ⁠U.S. Sustainable Food Alliance⁠ whose mission is to work internationally to accelerate the transition towards more sustainable food and farming systems. He was Director of the ⁠Soil Association⁠, the leading British organic farming organization, from 1995 to 2010, where he played a central role in developing the UK organic market. Patrick is an advisor to the Former Prince of Wales Terra Carta initiative which in 2021 launched the Terra Carta sustainability seal. He received a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to organic farming in 2005 and in 2022 was awarded an honorary doctorate for international work in sustainable agriculture from the University of Wales Trinity St David. Patrick trained in Biodynamic farming at Emerson College and recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Holden Farm Dairy, his family-owned mixed organic dairy holding in Wales that he still runs with his wife and children. 

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Join us in thought-provoking discussion about the connection between home life and human flourishing in the 21st century.
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