Celebrate the International Year of Soils!

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A Dirt! The Movie Retrospective

It’s hard to believe that it has almost been six 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; has screened for … Continued

Tree People honors Laurie Benenson

The weekend of September 29th saw the the annual Tree People gathering take place under a full Harvest Moon in Beverly Hills, California. Tree People celebrated their 40th Anniversary in late 2013, and was founded by Andy Lipkis, who appears in Dirt! The Movie.  The organization is committed to providing a sustainable future for the … Continued

The Dustbowl is Back

The return of the Dustbowl.  It has been a long time coming, but never unexpected.  Recent years have set records in terms of heat (the last 6 months have been the hottest in history), and America’s breadbasket has felt the affects twofold.  Many attribute this to our current agricultural system, which promotes monoculture, or the production … Continued

Host a Screening this Fall

Ah, Fall is in full swing. The leaves are falling, the scent of autumn lingers in the air, and Winter is just around the corner. Celebrate the most colorful season of the year by hosting a screening of Dirt! The Movie in your community – at your local library, arboretum, community center, church or maybe even graveyard! … Continued

Speak for the Trees Victory!

After a grueling campaign to save a 110 acre area of land in Southern Oregon from devastating clear-cutting practices, Speak for the Trees Oregon, a non-profit headed by Matt Ramsey and wife Lydia Doleman, finally reached an agreement with the encroaching logging company to end the cutting that was indefinitely ruining both the trees and … Continued

Hummingbird New Year 2014!

“I will be a hummingbird. I will do the best I can.” – Wangari Maathai, Dirt! The Movie Have a Hummingbird New Year!

TED – Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landscapes

What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their … Continued