The film explores the relationship between humans and soil, including its necessity for human life and impacts by society. Dirt! The Movie was an official selection for the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and won several awards, including the best documentary award at the 2009 Visions/Voices Environmental Film Festival and the "Best film for our future" award at the 2009 Mendocino Film Festival.
Food, Inc. may well be the most important, perspective-altering documentary you'll ever digest. Informed by author/activists Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma), documentarian Robert Kenner exposes the evolution of food production from the venerable family farm to rapacious big agri-business.
Tony Lovell will explain the reasoning behind how more green growing plants means more captured carbon dioxide = more water = more production = more biodiversity = more profit. Did you know that a 1% change in soil organic matter across just one-quarter of the World's land area could sequester 300 billion tonnes of physical CO2.
When Rodale Institute moved to their current location in 1973, Bob Rodale envisioned a farm that would become the epicenter of the organic movement. On our certified organic farm, they have a diverse operation including compost, livestock, vegetables production, compost, greenhouses, small grains, gardens and 1100 certified organic apple trees.