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Eco-Movie in the Park and Sustainability Fair

SeptemberSep 14 2021 06:30pm - 08:30pm

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Soil is the foundation of food, fuel, and life! A shortened 45-minute version of the 2020 documentary Kiss the Ground will be shown outdoors at Lake Ellyn Park on September 14, followed by a short panel discussion with local soil and garden experts. Before the film, visit with local organizations that work to improve soil, grow food, encourage composting, support local farmers, and combat food security issues. Bring along canned goods to support the Fuel Pantry. Free and open to the public.

About Kiss the Ground:
A documentary featuring science experts and celebrity activists that unpack the ways in which the earth’s soil may be the key to combating climate change and preserving the planet.

Participating Groups:

  • College of DuPage: Culinary Crew to prepare simple veggie recipes, Fuel Garden to demonstrate composting options, Biology Department to have native plants giveaways, and more
  • Sustain DuPage: nonprofit that provides in-garden training on food, composting, and land health
  • Chicago Region Trees Initiative: works to build a healthier and more diverse urban forest
  • Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission: information on the Curbside Composting Program
  • Prairie Food Co-Op: a future market specializing in local, sustainable, and organic items
  • The GardenWorks Project: nonprofit that provides home gardens for food insecure families
  • The Resiliency Institute: building resilient communities using permaculture design
  • Go Green Glen Ellyn: Newly formed citizen's environmental group
  • The Conservation Foundation's Green Earth Harvest: Devoted to healthy soil, healthy vegetables, healthy people, and healthy communities

Schedule of Events:
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Sustainability Fair
7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. - Screening of Kiss the Ground
8:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Panel and Audience Discussion

Weather Permitting:
In case of rain or other unfavorable conditions, the movie will be rescheduled for Tuesday, September 28. Check www.gepark.org/hotline on the day of the event for updates.

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