Film screening: "Symphony of the Soil"

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Date/Time:Monday, 29 Sep 2014 at 8:00 pm
Location:1131 National Swine Research and Information Center
Cost:Free
Contact:
Phone:515-294-9934
Channel:ISU Lecture Series
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An artistic exploration of soil, and its complex relationships with water, the atmosphere, plants, animals, and human beings. 103 min.

Filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia will be joined by soil scientist Kate Scow on Tuesday, September 30 for the annual Pesek-Pierre Colloquium.

Communicating Science through Stories in Film: A Dialogue about Agricultural Sustainability and Soil
Deborah Koons Garcia & Kate Scow
Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 at 8:00 pm - Great Hall, Memorial Union

Deborah Koons Garcia is a filmmaker whose projects include Symphony of the Soil and The Future of Food. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute and runs her own production company, Lily Films. Kate Scow is a professor of soil science and a soil microbial ecologist at the University of California at Davis, where she also directs the Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility. Scow worked with Garcia on Symphony of the Soil, an artistic exploration of soil science and its role in tackling some of the most challenging environmental issues of our time. The 2014 Pesek-Pierre Colloquium on Agricultural Sustainability and Soil Science