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Transition Berkeley Event: DIRT! the Movie and Discussion
Date Thursday November 10
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way, Berkeley.
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorJahan Khalighi
Join Transition Berkeley for a screening of DIRT! the Movie, narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis. The movie takes us inside the Earth's most valuable and unappreciated resource. The 20th century was a bad time for dirt with the rise of devastating farming practices, clear-cutting and erosion, and climate change.

DIRT! tells the environmental, economic, social and political impact soil has. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who are able to harness the power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil. The late Wangari Maathai shares her eloquent and brilliant wisdom in the film along with Majora Carter of Sustainable South Bronx, mycologist Paul Staments and many others including Berkeley's own Edible Schoolyard. With wit and incisiveness, the filmmakers give us the lowdown on soil and why we must protect and rebuild it. DIRT! will change your notion of what dirt is.

Bring your questions for a discussion after the movie with Saudra Wolf, permaculturist and leader of the bioremediation group, and Urban Adamah, a Jewish urban farm and fellowship program.

Time: 7pm - 9pm.
Location: Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way, Berkeley.
Cost: $5 or donation (no one turned away for lack of funds).
Info: 510-548-2220 x233, erc [at] ecologycenter.org.
Wheelchair accessible.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Oct 26th, 2011 4:37 PM

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