Leyburn Arts & Community Centre is screening documentary film, Six Inches of Soil, next month.

The film tells the story of young British farmers standing up against the industrial food system and transforming the way they produce food.

The screening will take place at the Centre in Leyburn on Tuesday, April 2 at 7pm with a ticket price of £8, which will include a sausage sandwich from a local producer prior to the film.

Following the screening there will be a question and answer session with a panel representing the local farming, food production and retail community.

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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. 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.

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A spokesperson for the Arts & Community Centre said: “We are really pleased to host this screening and to discuss the positive messages in the film to help shift UK food and farming towards more regenerative, agri-ecological practices for a more resilient system. We’re excited for the event and can’t wait to hear the ideas and thoughts that come from the meaningful discussions that we are sure will follow the screening.”

Claire Mackenzie, Six Inches of Soil producer, added: “Community screenings are a hugely important part of our impact campaign. We’re so excited that Leyburn is 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.”

For more information about the film see www.sixinchesofsoil.org.