Six Inches of Soil: Produced in Leeds – a new British Documentary

Foodwise Leeds and Feed Leeds have announced a screening of a documentary film, Six Inches of Soil.

It’s a story of young British farmers standing up against the industrial food system and transforming the way they produce food – to improve the soil as well as our health whilst providing for local communities.

The screening will take place at Heart Centre, Headingley on10 May from 6 p.m. followed by a panel discussion with experts.

Adrienne Gordon

Six Inches of Soil follows three new farmers on the first year of their regenerative journey – Anna Jackson (main image), a Lincolnshire 11th generation arable and sheep farmer; Adrienne Gordon, a Cambridgeshire small-scale vegetable farmer; and Ben Thomas, who rears pasture fed beef cattle in Cornwall. As the trio strive to adopt regenerative practices and create viable businesses, they meet seasoned mentors who help them on their journey. They’re joined by other experts providing wisdom and solutions from a growing movement of people who are dedicated to changing the trajectory for food, farming and the planet.

Ben Thomas

FoodWise Leeds: “We’re excited to host this screening and to share the positive messages in the film to help shift UK
food and farming towards more regenerative, agroecological practices for a more resilient system. We’re excited for the event and can’t wait to see the ideas and thoughts that come from the meaningful discussions that will follow the screening.”

Claire Mackenzie, Six Inches of Soil Producer: “Community screenings are a hugely important part of our impact campaign……….. It’s really important that people have discussions at a local level to find ways to move forward to create profitable food systems that benefit the community whilst looking after our soil and the environment in the best possible way.”

Claire Mackenzie

More About Six Inches of Soil

Six Inches of Soil is the first full-length campaigning documentary feature film that tells the untold story of the UK’s regenerative and agroecology movement and its benefits to soil. With the first global screening at COP28 and UK screening at ORFC 2024, the film aims to inspire UK farmers to adopt regenerative agroecological farming practices and encourage consumers and policymakers to support their efforts. With a compelling narrative, engaging animations and interviews with leading figures, it tells the story of our soils and our food and farming system through the eyes of three new-entrant farmers and examines how we can replace this with a resilient and localised agroecosystem.

Six Inches of Soil has been produced with an independent team including, Director Colin Ramsay During the post-production process, Claire and Colin set up Springtail Productions to further develop the impact of the film. The aim is to inspire farmers with the confidence to shift to a more regenerative mindset and approach; to give consumers the impetus and information to rethink their food choices; and ultimately create a groundswell of public opinion leading to policy change, support and funding for a British regenerative farming and agroecological revolution.

Book Your Tickets here.

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Date: Fri 10 May 6pm

Venue: HEART in Headingley
Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre
Bennett Road

0113 275 4548

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