SOS at The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen Tech Fest

IMG_1479Symphony of the Soil at The James Hutton Institute – A wonderful place with incredibly passionate soil enthusiasts! The James Hutton Institute houses Scotland’s National Soils Archive at the Aberdeen campus and are doing innovative, interesting things that are accessible and available to the public! The James Hutton Institute‘s acting Chief Executive, Professor Colin Cambell presented Director Deborah Koons Garcia at a special screening during the Aberdeen Tech Fest today.


Symphony of the Soil in Scotland!

We will embark on our UK tour of Symphony of the Soil starting in Scotland! Come celebrate the International Year of the Soils with us in the Southern Uplands, the capital city or the Highlands! Here’s a list of where we will be in this beautiful country! Director Deborah Koons Garcia will be present with a Question and Answer to follow the screening.

September 29, 2015 7PM
Biggar Screening with Dr. Janet Moxley
Biggar Snooker and Social Club
1 Howieson Square, Biggar ML12 6DP
Biggar, Lanarkshire, SCOTLAND

September 30, 2015 6:30PM
Soil Association, Learning for Sustainability and The James Hutton Institute
University of Edinburgh
Holyrood Road EH8AQ
Edinburgh, SCOTLAND

October 1, 2015 7PM
Aberdeen Tech Fest
The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler
Craigiebuckler AB15 8QH
Aberdeen, SCOTLAND

Ocotober 5, 2015 7:30PM
Findhorn Foundation
Universal Hall
The Park, Findhorn, SCOTLAND

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Deborah Koons Garcia celebrates soil on Capitol Hill


April in Washington D.C. is a sea of petals. Visitors come from around the country, and indeed the world, to see pink and white cherry blossoms gracing the Tidal Basin and visit monuments lined with banks of variegated tulips. In the midst of all this beauty, it’s easy to overlook the fact that the font of its profusion lies hidden below ground in the soil. But, on Monday April 13th the soil finally got its due and took center stage on Capitol Hill….

See more at the Cnter For Food Safety site.

Deborah Koons Garcia at the US Congress

Director Deborah Koons Garcia is in Washington DC on April 13th to speak at the US Congress for a Congressional Briefing on the Soil-Carbon Connection and presenting clips from Symphony of the Soil. In honor of the International Year of the Soils and the global effort to create soil consciousness, we are streaming Symphony of the Soil for the week of April 13 – 19 in English with Spanish subtitles for free. The film is available on our site and can be embedded and shared. You can support the film and the International Year of the Soils by holding a public screening, giving an educational collection to your local library or school, or giving a DVDs to friends. Enjoy and happy International Year of the Soils!