Sleaford-based climate action group hosting documentary film on an alternative to industrial farming

A Sleaford-based network of environmental campaigners is hosting a screening of an eagerly anticipated documentary film on an alternative system to industrial farming.
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Sleaford Climate Action Network is screening the new British documentary, Six Inches of Soil on April 12 at the Roman Catholic Church Hall, Jermyn Street, Sleaford.

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.

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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.

Documentary film Six Inches of Soil is being screened in Sleaford.Documentary film Six Inches of Soil is being screened in Sleaford.
Documentary film Six Inches of Soil is being screened in Sleaford.

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 who are dedicated to changing the trajectory for food, farming and the planet.

Tim from Sleaford Climate Action Network says: “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, the Six Inches of Soil producer adds: “Community screenings are a hugely important part of our impact campaign. We’re so excited that Sleaford Climate Action Network are hosting this event, 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.”

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The film starts at 7.15pm. Refreshments will be available, and a Q & A discussion will be held after the film.

Admission is free, but book your place on Eventbrite at or by calling 07962360581. Donations to help cover costs will be welcome.

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. It has been produced with an independent team including, director Colin Ramsay, founder and director of Dragon Light Films and Freelance producer Claire Mackenzie.

During the post-production process, Claire and Colin set up Springtail Productions to further develop the impact of the film. The first global screening was at COP28 and UK screening at ORFC 2024.

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Six Inches of Soil aims to inspire UK 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.