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SIR Albert Howard was the flrst pioneer of the organic method. The son of a Shropshire
farmer, he studied agriculture at Cambridge University, then expanded his knowledge in a
lifetime of practical research and study in the West Indies, India and England.
, his exposition of his practice theories of agriculture, remains a
landmark work nearly 30 years after its original publication.
"Can mankind regulate its affairs so that its chief possession -- the fertility of the soil -- is
preserved?" he asked. "On the answer to this question the future of civilization lies."
The organic method can trace its roots to this question. For Sir Albert examined the
history of agriculture in many societies and in nature. He observed that those societies
which most closely approximated nature's methods of husbandry had the longest histories.
In nature he noted that "the forest manures itself." In India he observed that the natives
with the healthiest crops and animals were those who eschewed chemical fertilizers for
As a generalist, Sir Albert shunned the conventional -- now almost traditional -- forms of
agricultural research for practical testing. He was opposed to research conducted by teams
of specialists, each working on a fragment of the whole, each contributing an isolated
splinter of knowledge.
In his major experiment, conducted over a period of 25 years in India, Sir Albert Howard
farmed 75 acres, observing and testing the parts
the whole. His work suggested a
system of farming -- the organic method -- which offered what is still the best answer to