Podcasts

Podcasts

Discover our recent podcasts on the history of the ORC, current & future research, knowledge exchange and policy activity, as well as interviews with ORC staff and industry leaders

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January

Episode 1: Background to the Organic Research Centre and the future of organics

This is the first in a series of podcasts which will be released to help celebrate our 40th anniversary throughout 2021. In this episode, Vicky Smith (ORC’s Communication Manager) speaks to Lucy MacLennan (ORC’s CEO) and Tim Bennett (Chair of the ORC’s Board of Trustees) about the history of the ORC, the future of organics and ORC’s role in this.

If you are thinking of converting to, or want to find out more about organics, as well as the ORC, Agricology, OF&G and the Soil Association may be of help. A link back to the 40th anniversary homepage can be found here.

February 

Episode 2: Meet members of our research team!

In this episode, Vicky Smith talks to ORC’s Head and Deputy Head of Research, Dr Will Simonson and Dr Ambro Costanzo. Vicky, Will and Ambro discuss what research areas the team cover day to day and what impact the ORC’s research has on the industry, as well as what the research team are working on at the moment and how they disseminate research outputs.

You can find out more information on the projects that Will and Ambro mentioned in this podcast and others by looking on through our research project library.

March

Episode 3: Elm Farm Research Centre & ORC – 40 years of pioneering organic research

Vicky is joined by Lawrence Woodward, ORC’s co-founder & first CEO, and Mark Measures, ORC Senior Advisor, to discuss the Elm Farm Research Centre and how it evolved into the ORC. Lawrence and Mark discuss how and why the Elm Farm Research Centre was setup, working alongside David Astor, as well as other pioneering initiatives that we created as a result.

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