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Six Inches of Soil | Plus Panel Debate With Growing Well

20th April @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Six inches of soil film screening plus Panel Debate in aid of Growing Well, the Cumbrian Mental Health Charity.

Local food production, healthy soil and inspiring farmers come to the fore this brand new film -Six inches of soil. It 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. This special screening will include a panel debate after the film organized by the team at Growing Well

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.

Growing Well: Established 20 years ago, Growing Well has sites at Low Sizergh Farm Kendal, Tebay Services and Egremont. Growing Well uses horticulture as a context for mental health recovery, working with individuals experiencing a moderate to severe level of mental ill health, via a day service. Growing Well is the largest organic veg producer in the County. While fund raised from crop sales are used to underpin costs of the mental health intervention that take place at Growing Well, it also relies on sponsorship, fund raising and grant applications.

2.30pm – 5pm


20th April
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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01768 868000
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The Rheged Centre, Redhills
Penrith , Cumbria CA11 0DQ United Kingdom
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01768 860008
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