Hugh Fearnley-Whittingwstall discussing
conservation matters with
CRT Patron Dame Judi Dench 
The award-winning writer and broadcaster, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, was announced as Food and Farming Patron of the Countryside Restoration Trust.

Known for his work in support of responsible food production and the environment, and most recently launching a consumer campaign against plastic pollution, the River Cottage host stepped into the position in support of the charity’s efforts to conserve the UK countryside.

“The work of the CRT is close to my heart. Sustainable food production needs to go hand in glove with looking after our native wildlife, so being a patron is a perfect platform for me champion this idea, and to raise awareness of the role of wildlife-friendly farming.”

CRT chairman, Robin Page, comments on what the appointment means for the charity, as it strives to drive awareness of how vital farming is to deliver the healthy, nutritious food that the UK population needs. “We’re delighted to have Hugh on board to support our causes; so much of what the CRT does is about education, whether that be in relation to wildlife, understanding how and where food is produced or raising awareness of wildlife-friendly farming practices. He’s a true pioneer for sustainability, and we’re very much looking forward to continuing to work together in the future.”

Hugh, who has also presented BBC series about international wildlife crime, and the native wildlife of the West Country, says the work of the CRT is cause he has worked on closely for a number of years. 

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