SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL
(2012, Dir. Deborah Koons, USA, 104 minutes)
co-sponsored with Urban Harvest, Plant-It-Forward and Recipes for Success
there will be produce for sale by local farmers and a cooking demonstration!
Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil. By understanding the elaborate relationships and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the complex and dynamic nature of this precious resource. The film also examines our human relationship with soil, the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on soil’s key role in ameliorating the most challenging environmental issues of our time. Filmed on four continents, featuring esteemed scientists and working farmers and ranchers, Symphony of the Soil is an intriguing presentation that highlights possibilities of healthy soil creating healthy plants creating healthy humans living on a healthy planet.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
: KPFT, University of Houston, Humanties Texas, Whole Foods, Gulf Coast, Urban Harvest, Plant-It-Forward, The Nice Winery, Saint Arnolds Brewing Company, Houston Dairymaids, Fat Cat Creamery and Recipe for Success Foundation. SPECIAL THANKS TO
: Temple Northup, Duane Bradley, Tyler Horne, Monica Pope and the 14 Pews Board Members!
“Unfolding with gentle joy and an unexpected beauty, this ode to the miracle of the Earth’s topmost layer gives us a newfound respect for the ground beneath our feet.”
- New York Times *Critics Pick
“This film raises the bar. It makes you care about our Earth’s precious skin, so rare among planets.”
- Washington Post
“True to its title, the film really makes a symphony of soil…”
- Civil Eats, Sally Neas