Dublin and Desireland


Kathe Burt-O'Dea and Deborah Garcia at the Lighthouse screening in Dublin

Kathe Burt-O’Dea and Deborah Garcia at the Light House screening in Dublin

It’s been almost two years since we first spoke with organizer Kathe Burt O’Dea about bringing the film to Dublin. Her organization, Desireland, a research based consultancy that focuses on the socio-cultural relationships that influence human well-being as related to the built environment and the promotion of integrated healthcare systems, was interested in screening Symphony of the Soil as it relates to many of the projects – including SPUDS (Sustainable Potatoes United Development Study), the Bi ProjectThe Lifeline and The Sitric Garden.



We had a sold-out screening with quite a long waiting list, so for those who didn’t see the film at the beautiful Lighthouse Cinema, they can rent the film online from our website. Sold out screening of Symphony of the Soil – Theater 2 at the Light House Cinema.

Symphony of the Soil in Theater 2 of the Lighthouse Cinema Dublin (sold out screening)

Symphony of the Soil in Theater 2 of the Light House Cinema Dublin (sold out screening)


Scotland loves its Soils

On the road with Symphony of the Soil. Director Deborah Koons Garcia presented the film in Biggar and Edinburgh to well-receiving audiences who were enthusiastic and passionate about saving our soils! Thank you Dr. Janet Moxley, the Soil Association Scotland, Learning for Sustainability Scotland, and The James Hutton Institute for supporting the film and promoting soil consciousness.

DeborahGarcia_BiggarPoster for Symphony of the Soil in Biggar, Scotland, where she presented the film to the local community with Dr. Janet Moxley, September 29, 2015.

DeborahGarcia_EdinburghUniversityDeborah Koons Garcia presenting the film to a passionate crowd at the University of Edinburgh, September 30, 2015.

The Museum of Science, Boston presents Symphony of the Soil

Food on Film Presents Symphony of the Soil
The Museum of Science, Boston
January 29, 2014 7:00 – 9:30PM
1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114

A panel discussion follows the screening. Local specialists will be offering soil and composting workshops beginning 30 minutes before the program and for 30 minutes afterward; please come early to learn, enjoy, and enrich the program experience.

This program is free thanks to the generosity of the Lowell Institute.

With Thomas J. Akin, conservation agronomist, grazing lands coordinator, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; Serita D. Frey, PhD, professor of soil microbial ecology, University of New Hampshire, and research faculty at The Harvard Forest; Jim Ward, farmer and owner, Ward’s Berry Farm, Sharon, Massachusetts; Special appearance by Symphony of the Soil director Deborah Koons Garcia

10th Annual Eco-film Festival Corvallis

Title: 10th Annual Eco-film Festival Corvallis
Location: Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd Street Corvallis, OR
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Description: The Eco-Film Festival takes place every Friday in February at Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd Street (above New Morning Bakery). Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the program begins at 7:00 pm.

Come early to visit exhibitors, grab a drink of Nectar Creek Honeywine and enjoy delicious snacks. Local experts will be on hand after each film for a brief discussion and audience Q & A.

A suggested donation of $5-10 per person is requested to help cover costs of the festival.

The Eco-Film Festival is presented by the Corvallis Environmental Center, Corvallis Odd Fellows, and the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, and sponsored by First Alternative Co-op, Willamette Watershed Productions and the Linn-Benton Chapter of the Pacific Green Party.

Start Time: 7:00
Date: 2014-02-28