The Museum of Science, Boston presents Symphony of the Soil

Food on Film Presents Symphony of the Soil
The Museum of Science, Boston
January 29, 2014 7:00 – 9:30PM
1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114

A panel discussion follows the screening. Local specialists will be offering soil and composting workshops beginning 30 minutes before the program and for 30 minutes afterward; please come early to learn, enjoy, and enrich the program experience.

This program is free thanks to the generosity of the Lowell Institute.

With Thomas J. Akin, conservation agronomist, grazing lands coordinator, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; Serita D. Frey, PhD, professor of soil microbial ecology, University of New Hampshire, and research faculty at The Harvard Forest; Jim Ward, farmer and owner, Ward’s Berry Farm, Sharon, Massachusetts; Special appearance by Symphony of the Soil director Deborah Koons Garcia

10th Annual Eco-film Festival Corvallis

Title: 10th Annual Eco-film Festival Corvallis
Location: Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd Street Corvallis, OR
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Description: The Eco-Film Festival takes place every Friday in February at Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd Street (above New Morning Bakery). Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the program begins at 7:00 pm.

Come early to visit exhibitors, grab a drink of Nectar Creek Honeywine and enjoy delicious snacks. Local experts will be on hand after each film for a brief discussion and audience Q & A.

A suggested donation of $5-10 per person is requested to help cover costs of the festival.

The Eco-Film Festival is presented by the Corvallis Environmental Center, Corvallis Odd Fellows, and the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, and sponsored by First Alternative Co-op, Willamette Watershed Productions and the Linn-Benton Chapter of the Pacific Green Party.

Start Time: 7:00
Date: 2014-02-28

The Heal Project – Half Moon Bay

Title: The Heal Project – Half Moon Bay
Location: Half Moon Bay High School Auditorium
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Description: The Half Moon Bay High School FFA together with The HEAL Project, U.S.A will sponsor the movie, Symphony of the Soil, on Saturday, Nov. 9th. The screening will take place in the HMBHS Auditorium (on Lewis Foster Drive) beginning at 7 PM. Advance tickets will be available on Saturday mornings from 9-1 at The Coastside Farmers’ Market in Half Moon Bay beginning tomorrow, 10/12. Cost: adults-$10, students-$5.
Start Time: 7:00PM
Date: 2013-11-09

Princeton Environmental Film Festival

Symphony of the Soil will screen at the Princeton Library as part of the Princeton Environmental Film Festival on Thursday February 7th, 2013.

Symphony of the Soil, Directed and produced by Deborah Koons Garcia, explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world’s most esteemed soil scientists, farmers and activists, the film portrays soil as a protagonist of our planetary story. Using a mix of art and science, the film shows that soil is a complex living organism, the foundation of life on earth. The film also examines the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on its key role in addressing the most challenging environmental problems of our time.

A panel discussion featuring soil experts, moderated by Judith Robinson, soil environmentalist, and Joseph Heckman,  Rutgers Extension Specialist in Soil Fertility, will follow the screening.
2013: Thursday, February 7—7 p.m.

The Princeton Environmental Film Festival is sponsored by the Princeton Public Library and is held annually in the winter at 65 Witherspoon Street in downtown Princeton, New Jersey.

Founded in 2006, the PEFF’s mission is to share exceptional documentary films and engage the community in exploring environmental sustainability from a wide range of angles and perspectives.

Most of the screenings are accompanied by a Q&A with film directors and producers, as well as other talks by invited speakers who visit for the festival or live in the local community. As the festival grows and consider its sustainability, it is mindful to expand its reach while keeping the character of the festival focused on being a great and special local event. So, for the PEFF, they think “small town, big ideas” is the best fit!

In 2012, the Princeton Environmental Film Festival, hit a milestone — year six — with an increase in attendance to our best ever — 4230 attendees. The films, filmmakers and other speakers and our first-year Next Generation Environmental Fair were outstanding and inspiring. The festival this year will be held in January and February 2013. See the Schedule for a complete listing of film times and dates. Please take a look at photos from the event and and keep up on news and festival updates on the PEFF Facebook page.

For past PEFF programming and films, please check out the Film Archive.