Virtually in Oxford

A room full of people at Oxford Town Hall

On Thursday and Friday this week I’ll be joining the Oxford Real Farming Conference, albeit virtually. Online tickets are still available. I had a great first experience of the conference last year, but I’m opting to save money and travel this time round. Last year’s conference was a great opportunity to see friends and heroes …

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Six Inches of Soil

The new trailer for Six Inches of Soil, the film looking at the regenerative farming movement in the UK, is out. It looks great.

The Six Inches of Soil trailer

The UK premiere of Six Inches of Soil will be at the Oxford Real Farming Conference in January 2024. Further screenings throughout 2024 will take place on farms, in cinemas and many other venues – see the Six Inches of Soil website for screening dates and further info.

Optimism and urgency at the Oxford Real Farming Conference

A crowded room of people look towards a stage

I just skimmed the surface of what was happening at this year’s Oxford Real Farming Conference. Around 4,000 people attended ORFC 2023 altogether, between online attendees and those in Oxford – the largest agroecological gathering in the world. I joined in person this year for the first time (the event returned to Oxford this year …

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Agribusiness decides it’s time to save the world

Stripes of green and other colours in an aerial shot of a field

Big agriculture warns farming must change or risk ‘destroying the planet’ If some of the biggest players in food and agriculture are serious about what they’re saying here, this is potentially game-changing. Nevertheless, scepticism is understandable when The Sustainable Markets Initiative Agribusiness Task Force includes the CEOs of Bayer, Yara, McDonalds and Pepsico. They are amongst those …

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Farm for the Future

Farmer Rebecca Hosking explores the terrifying dependence of modern intensive farming on fossil fuels and looks at the role of permaculture, forest farming and other practices in regenerating agricultural land and achieving a sustainable future for farming. Originally broadcast on the BBC.