Master Gardeners Presents: "Symphony of the Soil" Film and Discussion

April 13th, 10:15am to 12:15pm
Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea provided by the library while watching a film with fellow gardeners and the environmentally curious on one of Iowa's precious resources.

Remain after the film for a discussion with Polk County Master Gardener, Nancy Eichmann.

Film Description:
Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, "Symphony of the Soil" is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance of 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.

Run time: 104 minutes. Appropriate for all ages. This video is presented at no cost by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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