Six Inches of Soil

On Sunday 21 January at 2pm, Rheged is one of a handful of venues in the UK and the only one in Cumbria, to do a special preview of a new film called Six Inches of soil, click here to watch the trailer:

  • The film provides a voice for British farmers, food producers and campaigners. It also gives real context to discussions about climate change and the importance of soil and regenerative food production.
  • The transformation of our food system for people and planet, is vital if we are to reach our climate goals and limit global warming and ensure food security for our growing global population
  • The film had its international premiere at Cop 24 and its UK premiere is tomorrow night at the Oxford Real Farming Conference
  • The Rheged screening will include an intro and Q and A with the Film’s Director and Producer and a panel debate responding to film and asking How our individual choices can drive change?, chaired by Caz Graham with a panel of Mike Berners- Lee, Maria Benjamin. Neil Heseltine, Garry Miller and Colin Ramsay
  • This event is designed to appeal to everyone – as everyone’s individual choices such as where you buy your food and clothes, influence both our health and wellbeing and the environment 

Rheged, just off the M6 at Penrith,  has been selected as one of a handful of venues nationally to preview a new film  ‘Six inches of soil’ . The film tells the inspiring 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 on Sunday 21 January, ahead of its main release in March, will include an intro and Q & A with the film director Colin Ramsay and producer Claire Mackenzie. This will be followed by a panel debate chaired by Caz Graham on ‘how individual choices can drive change’, with Mike Berners Lee (leading expert on sustainability) Maria Benjamin (farmer & tweed, wool and soap producer) , Garry Miller (nature friendly farmer)  Colin Ramsay (Film Producer – six inches of soil) and Neil Heseltine (nature friendly farmer and chair of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and National Parks England.)

Six Inches of Soil is an independent British feature film – a story of courage, vision and hope which had its international premiere on 9 December at COP28 in Dubai and its UK Premiere will be at the Oxford Real Farming Conference on 4 January. The film follows the highs and lows of three new farmers on the first year of their regenerative journey to heal the soil and help transform the food system: 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. The film aims to inspire UK farmers to adopt regenerative agroecological farming practices and encourage consumers and policymakers to support their efforts.

Six Inches of Soil will be screened at Rheged on the 21st January 2024 at 2pm. The Intro, film screening Q and A and panel debate is a ticketed event and expected to last 2.5 hours.

Book tickets and guarantee your place  Six Inches of Soil | Plus Q&A and Panel | Rheged Cinema, Penrith.