A HAMPSHIRE farm has announced it will be screening a new documentary film following the story of young British farmers standing up against the industrial food system.

Visitors to Gambledown Farm in Sherfield English near Romsey will be able to watch Six Inches of Soil and hear from an expert panel of modern farmers.

The documentary 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.

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As the trio strives to adopt regenerative practices and create viable businesses, they meet seasoned mentors who help them on their journey. They’re 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.

The film starts at 6.30pm on Thursday, March 28 before a panel discussion with Richard Arnison-Newgass, regenerative farmer at Gambledown Farm, Craig Livingstone, director of farming and estates at Lockerley Estate and David Miller, farm manager at Wheatsheaf Farming.

Guests will receive bowl food on arrival made using Gambledown Farm produce and food from The Veg Shed in Lockerley cooked by James Wills, of Blackboard Canteen.

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Mr Arnison-Newgass, of Gambledown Farm, said: “We’re excited to host this screening at Gambledown Farm, enabling us 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, Six Inches of Soil producer, said: “Community screenings are a hugely important part of our impact campaign. We’re so excited that Gambledown Farm 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.”

The documentary is being screened at venues such as farms, community centres and cinemas all over the country. Ticket details for the Gambledown Farm event, in Gambledown Lane, are on sale at eventbrite.com/e/six-inches-of-soil-screening-tickets-816841273237.

Gambledown Farm is a 270-acre working farm offering holiday lets such as glamping and barn stays in addition to weddings and events. For more information go to gambledownfarm.co.uk/.