Six inches of soil: Second Screening

Six inches of soil: Second Screening

Sunday 14 April 2024
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ashburton Arts Centre


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We screened this film on 14 March, and there was a packed audience of nearly 200 people. There has been a similar reaction to it at cinemas, arts centres and community hall saround the country. So this is a second chance to see it here in Ashburton, and then to discuss the question: “What happens now Ashburton?” There’ll be a World Cafe style discussion about this after the film – everybody is welcome. If you you’ve seen the film already, and  just want to take part in this, come along at 3.45pm.

If you have time to make a cake to bring that would be gratefully received & shared. Please bring a list of ingredients so we can display them to suit dietary needs.


Six Inches of Soil 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’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.

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. Its 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, Founder and Director of DragonLight Films and Freelance Producer Claire Mackenzie. See the full team here.

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People’s views can be quite polarised in the debate around food production and the environment, you’re either a farmer producing food or you’re a conservationist looking after nature. But here at Treveddoe we want to prove that you can do both”.  Ben Thomas, Beef Farmer, Cornwall