“In traditional agriculture, the soil is the mother. She’s the mother who gives, to whom you must give back.” – Vandana Shiva, Dirt! The Movie
Welcome to the first post in our series of featured artists who make art out of, or about, our favorite topic: Dirt! Common Ground 191 is a large scale art project by artist Gary Simpson. His vision involves creating a large series of 196 abstract panels created with a mixture of soil collected from 192 […]
A prison garden provides inmate work, produces better food for the institution, teaches work skills, and provides an achievement opportunity for inmates. In Dirt! The Movie we introduced you to the Rikers Island prison garden program, The Greenhouse Project. Since then, we have received several emails from viewers asking us for more information about prison […]
Soil is ground zero in African farming debate | Marketplace.org. Food for 9 Billion by Jori Lewis Marketplace for Monday, June 4, 2012 Transcript Kai Ryssdal: We’ve been working on a big population and food project for the past half year or so geared around this question: With the United Nations saying there are gonna […]
Greetings from the Dirt Team and welcome to our new website. It’s hard to believe that it’s been three and a half years since we had our premiere at the Sundance Film Festival!
Since then Dirt! The Movie has screened on PBS as its Earth Day Special in 2010; has shown in numerous festivals and events in more than 14 countries around the world (most recently the Bejing International Film Festival in April); has screened for a special soil commission for the European Union in Brussels and the European Soil and Land Alliance Convention in Germany; has found friends with such organizations as the Festival of Faiths (Sacred Soil: Foundation of Life, 2010) and Interfaith Power and Light (Sow a Cool Harvest, 2012) and even received a “Dirt! The Movie Day” proclamation from Mayor Gavin Newsom in San Francisco. These are just a selection of highlights as it would take pages to name all of our fantastic partners and alliances to properly credit their ongoing work and help to us. It has been a wild ride and we are so happy that Dirt! continues to make friends and reach people through festivals and your grass roots community screenings!