Organic boss talks of life through music

The Chief Executive at the Soil Association has opened up about how music inspires her with an appearance on Dessert Island Discs.

The organic farmer (pictured), joined Kirsty Young on the BBC Radio 4 show, where she was asked to choose her essential tracks that have made an impression on her through her life.

Helen said: “It was a huge pleasure to review my life through music, and also a rather emotional experience. Music, like smell, provokes memories, which are usually buried in the hustle and bustle of my very busy life today. The chance to go back, to remember the formative experiences of my early life, and the motivations for my life’s work in organic farming and with the Soil Association, was a moment of deep reflection. At the same time, it’s nerve-wracking to expose your musical memoirs to such a wide audience… will I ever be able to hold my head up in public again!”

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