In collaboration with the San Juan Island Fall Farm Tour (https://islandgrownsj.com/), Friday Harbor Film Festival will screen Dirt Rich at 6:30 pm on September 20 at Brickworks. Marcelina Cravat, the film’s director, will lead a lively post-show discussion. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to support SJI Farm Tours. A pre-show social will begin at 6 pm with refreshments available for purchase.
Dirt Rich explores strategies that re-stabilize atmospheric carbon levels and revitalize the soil in an effort to reverse the effects of runaway global warming and to protect life as we know it. The film inspires the viewer to discover that through the return of carbon to the soil, we solve two of the most challenging environmental issues of the day.
It explores and endorses a variety of geo-therapy strategies -- such as regenerative agricultural practices, reforestation of abandoned land, and the protection and restoration of carbon-rich wetlands and keystone species – all of which will help return our atmosphere to safe carbon levels. And in the process, one of our fragile earth’s most precious resources, its soil, will be protected.
The trailer for the film can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/255968372. The 2019 Friday Harbor Film Festival program is available at the FHFF office (10 First St., Friday Harbor) and on the Washington State ferries. Full information about the Festival can be found at FHFF.org.