Albert Howard Quotes

Sir Albert Howard (8 December 1873 – 20 October 1947) was an English botanist, an organic farming pioneer, and a principal figure in the early organic movement. He is considered by many in the English-speaking world to have been, along with Rudolf Steiner and Eve Balfour, one of the key founders of modern organic agriculture

Read more about this author on Wikipedia

Albert Howard


The health of soil, plant, animal and man is one and indivisible.

Albert Howard


Artificial manures lead inevitably to artificial nutrition, artificial food, artificial animals and finally to artificial men and women.

Albert Howard


Fertility of the soil is the future of civilization.

Albert Howard


The main characteristic of Nature's farming can therefore be summed up in a few words. Mother earth never attempts to farm without live stock; she always raises mixed crops; great pains are taken to preserve the soil and to prevent erosion; the mixed vegetable and animal wastes are converted into humus; there is no waste; the processes of growth and the processes of decay balance one another; ample provision is made to maintain large reserves of fertility; the greatest care is taken to store the rainfall; both plants and animals are left to protect themselves against disease.

Albert Howard