April 22nd- Living Soil Film to be Shown at Salem Crew Public Library on Earth Day

On Monday, April 22nd, the Lower Skunk River Water Quality & Soil Health Initiative will sponsor a showing of the film “Living Soil” . This event is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Salem Crew Public Library at 107 E. Cherry Street, Salem, IA from 10am to 11am. The film is one hour long and light refreshments will be served.

“Living Soil” is a film produced by the Soil Health Institute. According to the SHI “The documentary features diverse scenes of food production from the Dust Bowl to today. Urban and rural farmers from different areas of the United States talk about strategies they use to improve soil health and the impact on food stability, environmental sustainability, and human nutrition. The film also includes soil health researchers and other soil health experts commenting about new trends and developments with soil health”. For more information on the Soil Health Institute, please visit https://soilhealthinstitute.org/.

As said by Lee and Van Buren NRCS District Conservationist TJ Mathis, “Soils are living ecosystems. When we work to improve the health of our soils, we can ensure that our soils will be productive and sustainable for future generations. Improving soil health will increase crop productivity on your farm and help improve water quality in Iowa”. The showing of this film will help to connect what Iowans, along with farmers across the nation, are doing in a collective effort to protect our soils and water.

For information on this event and/or for reasonable accommodations, please contact Miranda Haes @ 319-385-2824 Ext. 3 or miranda.haes@ia.nacdnet.net. Visit cleanwateriowa.org for information regarding projects like the Lower Skunk River Watershed and others going on across the state.

Lower Skunk River Water Quality & Soil Health Initiative Henry, Jefferson, Lee & Van Buren SWCDss

Working together to improve water quality.

709 S. Iris Street, Suite 101 Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52645

Phone: 319-385-2824 Ext. 3 E-mail: miranda.haes@ia.nacdnet.net