Ben Raskin has worked in horticulture for more than 25 years, developing a wide range of experience both in practical commercial growing and wider policy and advocacy work.
As the Soil Association’s Head of Horticulture and Agroforestry, he provides growers at all levels of production with technical, marketing, policy, supply chain, and networking support. He is currently implementing a 200-acre silvopastoral agroforestry planting in Wiltshire.
Ben is the author of several books on gardening, including The Woodchip Handbook (2021), Zero-Waste Gardening (2021), The Community Gardening Handbook (2017), and three volumes of the Grow Together Guides aimed at families with young children: Compost, Grow, and Bees, Bugs, and Butterflies.
Additionally, Ben co-chairs the Defra Edibles Horticulture Roundtable and sits on the boards of the Organic Growers Alliance and Community Supported Agriculture Network UK.