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Six Inches of Soil


Edited by Molly Foster, Priya Kalia, Jeremy Toynbee

Foreword by Sarah Langford



Six Inches of Soil the film and this companion book is the inspiring story of British farmers standing up to the industrial food system and transforming the way they produce food – to heal the soil, benefit our health and provide for local communities. It will be of great interest to those in farming, food production and anyone who eats.

20% off pre-publication offer, £20 (RRP £25). Publishing April 2024.

Through detailed interviews with three remarkable new farmers in the first year of their regenerative journey, industry experts and leading lights in the movement for change, Six Inches of Soil explores the connection between food and health, food poverty and affordability, the role of animals in the farming system, Britain’s hugely unequal system of land ownership, barriers to new entrant farmers especially from diverse backgrounds and whether there is a place for carbon offsetting on farms.

It brings to life what it feels like to farm agroecologically – to farm with authentic connection with the land, changing seasons and the environment, to produce food for people you know and care about in the local community: to spend your days with your hands in the soil.

Six Inches of Soil shows that agroecological farming is not simply a job, but a way to live values and engage in practices that not only nourish the planet but also the farmers themselves.

Half of the profits from book sales will go to the community interest company driving the follow up impact campaign.

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Additional information

ISBN 9781917159005
Page extent 240
Product type PB
Publication date 30-Apr-24
Dimensions 156 × 234 mm


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