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'Symphony of the Soil'

March 14, 2013 · Updated 3:45 PM

Every one of us has a relationship with the magical stuff underfoot whether we know it or not – some call it dirt, some call it soil. Mostly, unless we are farmers or gardeners, we don’t think of it much at all.

And yet, the condition of soil and how we treat it, globally and locally, influences the quality of the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, and even the rate of climate change.

This humble substance known as soil has been aptly called “the foundation of civilization.” It is the subject of a new feature-length film “Symphony of the Soil” by Deborah Koons Garcia, who also directed “The Future of Food.”

Drawing from ancient knowledge and current science, the film is an artistic exploration of the miracle of soil and why it is important to life on earth. This 104-minute documentary is ultimately the story of community.

It describes in detail the hidden world that supports our existence as part of a natural system.

Bring a potluck dish on March 15 to the San Juan Grange Hall and enjoy the show. The potluck starts at 6 p.m. and the film starts at 7 p.m.

For more information, call 370-7664.

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