The Heirloom Seed Expo

The third annual National Heirloom Seed Exposition is now underway in Santa Rosa. CA. Director Deborah Koons Garcia will be in attendance, showing clips from an upcoming project: The Agrarian Elders. Lily Films will also be present with copies of Symphony of the Soil, Sonatas of the Soil, and The Future of Food.

The National Heirloom Seed Exposition is a great event and shouldn’t be missed!

Deborah Koons Garcia will be available at the “Chat with the Experts” Table sponsored by GMO Free Sonoma County, swing by their booth to find out when.

Deborah Koons Garcia presenting clips from upcoming project Agrarian Elders
September 10, 20014 @ 3:00PM Garrett Building

David’s Folly Farm presents Symphony of the Soil

David’s Folly Farm presents Symphony of the Soil
Brooksville, ME

David’s Folly is a small, diverse market garden located on a historical salt water farm in Brooksville, ME. They grow a diverse vegetable crop, culinary herbs and cut flowers as well as raise heritage pork, chickens, ducks and honey bees.

A screening of Symphony of the Soil with Director Deborah Koons Garica
August 29, 2014
1390 Coastal Rd.
Brooksville, ME
04617
Doors open at 6 film starts at 7

Food Fights for the 21st Century: Women’s Voices Driving Change

On June 24, 2014 Director Deborah Koons Garcia participated on a panel at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco titled: Food Fights for the 21st Century: Women’s Voices Driving Change. Here’s more information about the event:

Tue, Jun 24 2014 – 6:00pm

Deborah Koons Garcia, Filmmaker, Director, Symphony of the Soil and The Future of Food
Zen Honeycutt, Founder and Executive Director, Moms Across America
Judi Shils, Executive Director and Founder, Teens Turning Green
Christie Dames, CEO, TechTalk/Studio; Director, Moms Determined – Moderator

There’s a new culture of food developing in America and around the world. Food experts, particularly women, are finding their voices and engaging with corporations, governments and media aiming to create a healthier, less toxic and more nutritious future for their children and beyond. Learn how grassroots organizations, writers, filmmakers and local communities are mobilizing to ensure, enhance and accelerate this new understanding and approach to our relationship with food.

Listen to the podcast here.

Camden Conference and Maine Farmland Trust present Symphony of the Soil

Camden Conference and Maine Farmland Trust present Symphony of the Soil
Camden, ME
The Camden Conference and Maine Farmland Trust are pleased to present a special showing of Debra Koons Garcia’s new documentary, Symphony of the Soil on Friday, August 22nd at 7 p.m. at the Camden Opera House. Debra Koons Garcia, the film’s director, writer and producer, will be joined for a live discussion after the film by sustainable agriculture visionary, Fred Kirschenmann, and John Piotti , CEO of the Maine Farmland Trust.

Debra Koons Garcia is best known for her 2004 film, The Future of Food, which addressed the issues of genetically engineered crops and the corporate control of our food supply.

Fred Kirschenmann is making a return visit to the Midcoast after delivering a stirring keynote address at last winter’s Camden Conference. He is a longtime national and international leader in sustainable agriculture and continues to manage his family’s 1,800 acre certified organic farm in North Dakota.

John Piotti was a founder of Maine Farmland Trust in 1999. His work with MFT was recently honored when Maine magazine named him one of “50 people who have made a difference in Maine.”

This event was made possible through a grant from the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation as a follow-up event to February’s Camden Conference, “The Global Politics of Food and Water,” and presents an exciting opportunity to further explore the issues raised at that widely praised and sold out event.

The event is free and open to the public.

Event Date:
Fri, 08/22/2014 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Event Location:
Camden Opera House

Address:
Camden Opera House
29 Elm St
Camden Maine 04843

Event Website:

http://www.camdenconference.org/community-events/

Contact Name:
Camden Conference

Contact Phone:
(207) 236-1034

Contact Email:
info@camdenconference.org
Start Time: 7:00
Date: 2014-08-22

Food Fights for the 21st Century: Women’s Voices Driving Change

Food Fights for the 21st Century: Women’s Voices Driving Change 
Tuesday, Jun 24 2014
6:00pm
SF Commonweath Club Office
595 Market St., 2nd Floor, San Francisco CA 94105
(415) 597-6700
San Francisco, CA


Deborah Koons Garcia, Filmmaker, Director, Symphony of the Soil and The Future of Food
Zen Honeycutt, Founder and Executive Director, Moms Across America
Judi Shils, Executive Director and Founder, Teens Turning Green
Christie Dames, CEO, TechTalk/Studio; Co-author The Unruly Guide – Moderator

There’s a new culture of food developing in America and around the world. Food experts, particularly women, are finding their voices and engaging with corporations, governments and media aiming to create a healthier, less toxic and more nutritious future for their children and beyond. Learn how grassroots organizations, writers, filmmakers and local communities are mobilizing to ensure, enhance and accelerate this new understanding and approach to our relationship with food.

MLF: Business & Leadership
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $20 non-members, $8 members, students free (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: Kevin O’Malley

http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2014-06-24/food-fights-21st-century-womens-voices-driving-change#select-tickets 

El Cerrito’s Environmental Quality Committee present Symphony of the Soil

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El Cerrito’s Environmental Quality Committee present Symphony of the Soil
June 28, 2014
Rialto Cinemas Cerrito, El Cerrito, CA
Description: Join the firm maker Deborah Koons Garcia and the City of El Cerrito’s Environmental Quality Committee for a free showing of this film that uses a skillful mix of art and science to reveal soil to be a living organism that is one of the foundations of life on earth. The film inspires the understanding that treating soil right can help solve some of our most pressing social and environmental problems, including climate change, water scarcity and world hunger. A discussion with the film maker will follow after the film.
Start Time: 10:00 AM