“To be a successful farmer one must first know the nature of the soil.” —Xenophon, Oeconomicus, 400 B.C.
SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL (USA, 2012, 103 min)
Drawing on ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance that is soil. By understanding the elaborate connections 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, including 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 the role of healthy soil in creating healthy plants that nurture healthy humans living on a healthy planet. Written, directed and produced by Deborah Koons Garcia.
We will start with the film (starting on time - feel free to come early to get settled!), then have a potluck. Please bring a "potluck kit" - dish, bowl, cup, silverware, napkin - as well as your potluck contribution. We will be able to plug in crockpots, heat some items up, make hot water for tea.
Parking on Sunday is easy there - go to UNH's C Lot, across Mill Rd from Waysmeet.
We will be taking donations to cover costs for the event as our films this year have required a screening license cost.
Sponsored by the Greater Seacoast Permaculture Meetup Group & The United Campus Ministry to UNH