Following Carbon Neutral Cambridge’s acclaimed short film “From the Ground Up” in 2021, the team that created it have been busy developing a follow-up feature film “Six Inches of Soil“. This will tell the story of the remarkable farmers, communities, small businesses, chefs and entrepreneurs who are leading the way to transform how our food is produced and consumed.
Do support this exciting project through the crowdfunder here.
More details from the project team:
Help us raise £50,000 to bring the untold story of Britain’s agroecological farming revolution to the big screen and transform the way we farm and eat, for the better. We all need to eat but as a society we’ve become so disconnected from the way in which our food is produced, packaged and transported. Most of us seem happy with the ‘choice’, ‘convenience’ and ‘good value’ that supermarkets seem to offer.
What we don’t see is that many farmers who grow our food face increasingly impossible demands from the powerful supermarkets and massive food corporations. Many have faced bankruptcy or have grown big to survive – relying on fossil fuels, chemicals, monoculture crops, subsidies and heavy machinery that have disastrous consequences for the climate, our environment, biodiversity and our health.
But change is in the ‘soil’ – pioneered by a quiet but rapidly growing food and farming movement in the UK that seeks to completely overturn the way we have farmed and eaten over the last 70 years. Our film, Six Inches of Soil, tells the story of extraordinary farmers, communities, small businesses, chefs and entrepreneurs who are leading the way to transform how our food is produced and consumed. Preview available here
“Agroecology” is an approach to farming that includes ‘regenerative’ farming techniques that work in harmony with nature rather than against it. It focuses on local food systems that cut out supermarkets completely.
Throughout 2022, we will follow new entrant farmers starting out on their agroecological journeys: learning regenerative farming techniques, establishing local markets, visiting inspirational projects and interviewing food and farming experts. Please donate and help us reach our goal.