Symphony of the Soil

SOS_posterRApril 11, 2013,  7:00 pm
Director Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance for Q+A hosted by Naomi Montacre
Pre-show live music by Blue Flags and Black Grass!

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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.

Deborah Koons Garcia

Deborah Koons Garcia


*The first 100 attendees to arrive at the screening receive a free entrée card from Chipotle!

The 1st Annual Portland EcoFilm Festival at the Hollywood Theatre features 6 screenings of new films covering topics of sustainability, nature, farming culture, and the environment. All screenings include a filmmaker Q+A or a panel discussion with local experts!

The Presenting Sponsor of The Portland EcoFilm Festival is Chipotle Mexican Grill. Taking steps to educate and solidify the message of sustainability, and explore from where and how we receive food, is one of the many ways that Chipotle hopes to effect change, and create awareness about social issues.

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  1. Posted by Anna on April 15th, 2013, 07:05 [Reply]

    There is a very big battle happening in our own Willamette Valley! Seed growers, organic seed growers, and organic farmers are up in arms over the Oregon Department of Agriculture suddenly reversing decades of restricting canola planting in the Willamette Valley. Essentially, with the introduction of this noxious weed, our seed growing and organic industry would be laid to waste (as has happened in other parts of the world). Please educate yourself on this matter & get EVERYONE to flood the ODA & Governor, protesting this move. Organics are one of the only industry’s on the rise, and I find it very perplexing that the ODA and the Farm Bureau are acting against their constituents desires….the question really is, why the sudden change? Who is pulling the strings? Canola is a bad choice for Willamette Valley for many, many reasons as you’ll see once you look into it. See Friends of Family Farmers website for more information.


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