New Meetup: DIRT! The Movie

From: Ronnie
Sent on: Thursday, March 11, 2010 11:03 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Chicago Science Field Trips Club!

What: DIRT! The Movie

When: Saturday, March 20,[masked]:00 PM

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602

DIRT! The Movie tells the story of the Earth's most under-appreciated source of life, from its miraculous beginning to its current degradation.

Chicago Community Cinema Independent Lens presents DIRT! The Movie
(60 Minutes) Directed By Bill Benenson & Gene Rosow
Presented by ITVS, Bioneers and Youth Service America

It's under our feet and under our fingernails, but what is it? And how did it get there? Inspired by William Bryant Logan's acclaimed book Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, find out how industrial farming, mining and urban development have led us toward cataclysmic droughts, starvation, floods and climate change. Dirt is a part of everything we eat, drink and breathe. Which is why we should stop treating it like, well...dirt.

Following the film, join the discussion with some of Chicago's most innovative ecologists/gardeners/recyclers/ who will share ideas on composting methods and gardening techniques for city dwellers and talk about ways to transform our urban landscape.

Ken Dunn, Resource Center
Orrin Williams, Center For Urban Transformation
Pete Leki and Jordan Rivera, Waters Elementary School
Nancy Klehm, Spontaneous Vegetation
Moderator: Erin Kennedy, SCARCE
Presented by Resource Center, SCARCE, Chicago Public Schools Environmental Outreach, The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, ITVS and WTTW Channel 11.



Afterward, let's socialize and talk about what we've learned over some dinner.

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