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Get the dirt on dirt at Surrey movie screening

Dirt: The Movie will be shown in Surrey on Feb. 19. - Submitted
Dirt: The Movie will be shown in Surrey on Feb. 19.
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An old Japanese proverb says a poor farmer grows weeds, a mediocre farmer grows crops, and a good farmer grows soil.

The Village Surrey Transition Initiative presents a free public screening of Dirt: The Movie on Feb. 19 at the Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr.

The film tells the story of the glorious and unappreciated material beneath our feet. Inspired by William Bryant Logan’s acclaimed book Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, the movie takes a humorous look into the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to.

Doors open at 6 p.m., screening starts at 6:30 p.m.

The movie will be followed by a dialogue led by Gary Jones, co-chair of the School of Horticulture at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

To learn more about “Dirt: The Movie,” visit www.thedirtmovie.org. More information about the global Transition Town Movement can be found at www.transitionnetwork.org.

For more information about the local Village Surrey Transition Initiative and the Village Surrey Movie Night Series, contact David Dalley at davidanderin@dalley.ca or 604-502-8661.

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