The Soil and Health

Sir Albert Howard

As one of the founders of the modern organic horticulture movement, Sir Albert Howard is the singular authority on soil health and its effect on animals and human. Sir Albert was sent by the British Empire in the early 20th century to India to oversee crop production. What he learned from his research showed the intricate connection between soil bacteria and fungi in sustaining plant health. He then learned the effect of plant health on the populations who consumed these plants. This book written in 1947 still speaks to us today on the importance of proper organic farming techniques in maintaining our personal health.