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Symphony of the Soil Film Hosted by Disireland


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Symphony of the Soil Film Hosted by Disireland

Desireland, the producers of Spuds are hosting a screening of the beautiful film: The Symphony of the Soil in the Light House cinema in Dublin on October 10th. The director, Deborah Koons Garcia will be present to take part in a post screening discussion, a conversation that is particularly relevant as Teagasc are on the cusp of launching their National Nutrient Management Planning System which will support up to 50,000 farmers in planning the long-term development of their soil. According to Teagasc research only 11% of our Irish agricultural soil is of ‘optimum’ quality and this figure is rapidly decreasing.

We sincerely hope you will join us, adding your voice to a diverse audience of individuals from every walk of life, in a discussion that will explore the importance of soil quality to the future of Irish food production. To stimulate your appetite for conversation, we have invited a selection of artisans to provide sustainably produced and sourced refreshments after the film. This will include the First ever tasting of our very own King Sitric SPUDS!

The 104-minute documentary feature film uses a captivating mix of art and science to show that soil is a complex living organism, the foundation of life on earth. 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. Yet most people are soil-blind and “treat soil like dirt.”

Through the knowledge and wisdom revealed in this film, we can come to respect, even revere, this miraculous substance, and appreciate that treating the soil right can help solve some of our most pressing environmental problems.

Symphony of the Soil

DATE: 10th October
TIME: 3pm – 5.30pm
PLACE: Lighthouse Cinema, Market Sq. Smithfield, Dublin 7
WHAT: Screening of Symphony of the Soil and post-film discussion with director
EATS: Some environmentally friendly bites and drinks after the event!
BOOK NOW! (Click Here) Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield Dublin 7

It would be wonderful if you could spread the word about our screening. If you are not in the Dublin Area and would like to see the film it is also being shown at the Ballymaloe Grainstore on October 8th.

More information about Desireland and the event can be found here

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