Booton farm to screen new British documentary

A farm near Reepham is to screen a new full-length documentary feature film about the UK’s regenerative and agroecology movement.

Six Inches of Soil tells the story of young British farmers standing up against the industrial food system and transforming the way they produce food − to heal the soil, our health and provide for local communities.
The screening will take place from 7 pm on Friday 26 April at Eves Hill Farm, Reepham Road, Booton, and will include a post-film panel discussion between the audience and invited guest speakers.
The film follows three new farmers on the first year of their regenerative journey: Anna Jackson, 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 are joined by other experts providing wisdom and solutions from a growing movement of people dedicated to changing the trajectory for food, farming and the planet.
Jeremy Buxton of Eves Hill Farm said: “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 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, added: “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 while looking after our soil and the environment in the best possible way.”
Six Inches of Soil aims to inspire UK farmers to adopt regenerative agroecological farming practices and encourage consumers and policymakers to support their efforts.
The goal 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 an agroecological revolution.
Tickets for the event are £12 + £1.70 booking fee, available HERE.

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