Royal Agricultural University to show ground-breaking documentary spot-lighting soil health and regenerative farming

Soil health is critical to food production

Soil health is critical to food production

The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) says it is proud to be one of the first universities in the UK to screen Six Inches of Soil, a British independent feature documentary shining a spotlight on soil health and regenerative farming.

The film, which follows three new farmers on the first year of their regenerative journey, is the story of British farmers standing up against the industrial food system and transforming the way they produce food - to heal the soil, benefit our health, and provide for local communities.

The screening, which is open to the public, has been organised by second year RAU students Immie Jones and Laura Finch, who are both studying for a BSc in Environment, Food and Society at the Cirencester-based university.

Six Inches of Soil will be screened in the University’s Boutflour Hall on the evening of Friday 19 April and will be followed by a question-and-answer session with a panel including the film’s producer.

Jones said: “We are so proud to be hosting this screening and to share the positive messages in the film to help shift UK food and farming towards more nature friendly practices within a more resilient system, told through the story of the next generation of farmers.”

The RAU is screening the film on the same evening as the University of Wales is hosting a screening at its Lampeter Campus – the first two universities in the UK to show the film. The RAU’s screening also coincides with the University’s inaugural Go Green Week which is taking place between 15 and 20 April.

To attend the RAU screening of Six Inches of Soiltickets are available from Eventbriteand cost £10 each.