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Co-op to host screening of "Dirt! The Movie"

March 8, 2011
The Leader Herald

GLOVERSVILLE - The Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, with support from Nathan Littauer Hospital, will host a screening of "Dirt! The Movie" at 7 p.m. March 21 at the Glove Performing Arts Center, 42 N. Main St.

"In America, we have been losing more than an acre of farmland every minute,"?organizers of the event said in a news release.

Between 2002 and 2007, the country has lost more than four million acres of agricultural land to development - about the size of Massachusetts. In the last 100 years, the U.S. has lost one third of its topsoil.

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"The earth's soil feeds us, gives us shelter, holds and cleans our water, regulates the earth's climate and is the ultimate natural resource of all life on this planet," the news release said. "Whether farmland, forest or your own backyard, the health of the soil is intricately tied to the health of the earth and to all humankind. We have to stop treating the soil like dirt."

The award-winning film gives a global perspective of what is at stake and encourages people to make a difference. This is the third in a series of food-related documentaries that the co-op community has presented. It will be free and open to the public.

All are welcome to participate in a potluck dinner before the movie, beginning at 6 p.m. To RSVP, e-mail ccownie232@yahoo.com.

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