Symphony of the Soil Family Day at the California Museum

Symphony of Soil Family Day
Saturday, February 7, 2015
1/2-priced admission + free parking for all Museum visitors

Celebrate the 2015 International Year of Soils and discover the amazing world beneath our feet at the Museum’s Symphony of Soil Family Day on Sat., Feb. 7! 

Part of the Museum’s programming for the traveling exhibit “Dig It! The Secrets of Soil” now open through March 29, scheduled activities include:

Sponsored by the Soils Science Society of America (SSSA) and Lily Films in recognition of the 2015 International Year of Soils.

December 5 is World Soil Day!


The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS), in 2002, made a resolution proposing the 5th of December as World Soil Day to celebrate the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to human wellbeing.

Under the leadership of the Kingdom of Thailand and within the framework of the “Global Soil Partnership“, FAO has supported the formal establishment of the World Soil Day as a global awareness raising platform. The FAO Conference, in June 2013, unanimously endorsed World Soil Day and requested official adoption at the 68th UN General Assembly. In December 2013, the 68th UN General Assembly declared 5th of December as the World Soil Day.

Since 2012, the FAO-GSP has been organizing celebration events of this important day.

On December 5, 2015 World Soil Day will also begin the International Year of the Soils. Make 2015 the year to promote soil consciousness locally and globally.

Symphony of the Soil will be presented in person by Director Deborah Koons Garcia and Dr. Ignacio Chapela at the United Nations in New York and also at the FAO Headquarters in Rome as part of the celebrations of World Soil Day and the International Year of the Soils.

Community Garden Network of Sonoma

Community Garden Network of Sonoma
November 6, 2014 7PM
Santa Rosa, CA

TLC Community Garden in Santa Rosa will host a free screening of the film Symphony of the Soil on November 6 at 7:00pm, with an appearance by the author, director, and producer of the film, Deborah Koons Garcia. Don’t miss this great opportunity! Location: Thanksgiving Lutheran Church, 1225 Fulton Road at W. College, Santa Rosa.

The Heirloom Seed Expo

The third annual National Heirloom Seed Exposition is now underway in Santa Rosa. CA. Director Deborah Koons Garcia will be in attendance, showing clips from an upcoming project: The Agrarian Elders. Lily Films will also be present with copies of Symphony of the Soil, Sonatas of the Soil, and The Future of Food.

The National Heirloom Seed Exposition is a great event and shouldn’t be missed!

Deborah Koons Garcia will be available at the “Chat with the Experts” Table sponsored by GMO Free Sonoma County, swing by their booth to find out when.

Deborah Koons Garcia presenting clips from upcoming project Agrarian Elders
September 10, 20014 @ 3:00PM Garrett Building