At the end of the International Conference on Organic Farming and our Future System Friday October 12th Martien Lankester, Avalon CEO, was appointed as Officer in the Orde van Oranje-Nassau. Martien: "I want to thank the farmers in this world. They work relentlessly every day to feed themselves and their family, working with nature and with the Earth. They have inspired me."
The award was handed out by Jannewietske de Vries, Mayor of Súdwest Fryslân. Martien received the award for his decennia long efforts towards organic and sustainable farming, especially the countless national and international projects of Avalon.
The "Orde van Oranje-Nassau" is a Dutch civil and military order of chivalry, which is awarded to citizens who make a special contribution to or effort for society.
Read the article by BioJournaal here (Dutch).