Friday 16th December 2016 

The Sustainable Soils Alliance was born out of a meeting that took place on 16 December 2016. The Soils in Crisis Commitment Meeting was an event staged in order to gauge the level of interest, and potential engagement, in the proposed approach to dealing with the Soils in Crisis topic on a cross discipline concerted front.

The number of leading organisations and individuals who attended or expressed an intention to engage, confirmed that the concept had indeed tapped into a rich vein of interest and was an approach, in a field already rich in initiatives and research, that had up to this point been missing.

The high level of informed debate and contribution during the day, the initial funding secured and firm commitments made by participants following the event have provided the impetus to continue to build momentum towards the next milestone which is a House of Commons reception.

Rebecca Pow MP Member of Parliament for Taunton Deane

Chief Scientist  
Prof Chris Collins Environmental Chemistry, Reading University

 Commitment Meeting Attendees:


Yeo Valley

Rebecca Pow MP

University of Reading

Eden Project

Woodland Trust

Triodos Bank

Soil Association

Barclays Bank

Pukka Herbs

Royal Forestry Society (RFS)

Natural England

National Farmers' Union (NFU)

Wessex Water

Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)

The Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative

Graham Harvey

The Story Group

Better Food

Innovations in Agriculture

Burges Salmon LLP

Pasture for Life

The Gaia Foundation