Dirt! The Movie

Dandelion Salad

Jamie Simko

Summer 2009: Juliet Tomatoes

Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

DIRT! THE MOVIE is an astonishing, humorous and substantial look at the glorious and unappreciated ground beneath our feet. Dirt feeds us and gives us shelter. Dirt holds and cleans our water. Dirt heals us and makes us beautiful. Dirt regulates the earth’s climate. Why do we humans ignore, abuse, and destroy our most precious living natural resource? Consider the results of such behavior: mass starvation, drought, floods and global warming. Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, DIRT! THE MOVIE tells the story of humans trying to reconnect to dirt — the living skin of the earth. Traveling from the vineyards of California to the plains of Kenya, DIRT! reveals how repairing our relationship with dirt can create new possibilities for all life on earth.

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A screening of Dirt! The Movie at The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center April 27, 2010. Panel chaired by Michael Antonucci Keene State College professor of American Studies and English with Ross Thurber and Amanda Thurber-Ellis of Brattleboro’s Lilac Ridge Farm Reed Miller of Dwight Miller & Son Orchards in Dummerston, Vt., and Tim Stevenson, Executive Director of Post Oil Solutions.

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from the archives:

Edible City: The Movie

Detroit: Urban Farming Revolution

Portland’s Backyard Fruit – From Waste to Feast

Pam Warhurst: How We Can Eat Our Landscapes + Stephen Ritz: Green Walls Feeding the Bronx

Geoff Lawton: Permaculture

Learning from the Community of the Land By Shepherd Bliss

Fight for a World Without Coal by Chris Hedges