"Touching, instructive, endearing, astute, grounded, heartwarming, and remarkable. Adjectives cannot describe how skillfully Dirt Rich portrays the emergent wisdom of the new breed of earth stewards, scientists, smallholders, agronomists, and activists who brilliantly husband land (and animals) in order to midwife a regenerative civilization." - Paul Hawken
"Thank you Maui Film Festival for fabulous festival and this award!"
San Francisco Environmental Green Film Festival
September 9th at Noon
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
Dirt Rich shifts focus from greenhouse gas emissions to carbon draw down which is the only viable solution for reversing the effects of runaway global warming in a timely manner. Through exploration of geo-therapy strategies, Dirt Rich shines light on their value and beauty which undeniably are our last hope for protecting life as we know it on this challenged planet. Through regenerative agricultural practices, reforestation of abandoned land, protection/restoration of carbon rich wetlands and keystone species, Dirt Rich illustrates how implementing these strategies will return our atmosphere to safe levels of carbon while growing soil, our most precious resource.
The science is clear. Global warming is worse than predicted and we are now at a tipping point. Currently our CO2 levels are at 400 parts per million (ppm) putting us way over the safe level of 260 ppm. Even if we were to stop all fossil fuel use today, the climate effects will continue for the next 1000 years because much of that carbon is stored in the ocean and it takes that long for it to cycle out. The only chance we have to halt the effects of runaway global warming is to quickly draw carbon back down into the soils where it belongs. This not only sequesters the carbon but serves to revitalize our collapsed soils by allowing natural processes like photosynthesis and microbial growth to take back over. Scientists are predicting that on our current trajectory we have 70 harvests left and a very short window of time to make the impactful changes necessary to prevent runaway global warming. Dirt Rich will illustrate for viewers the strategies necessary to accomplish this.
(Founder and Filmmaker)
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
March 20 7:00 PM, Bethesda Row Theater
Rumplefarm Private Screening
March 31, 7:00 pm, Sebastopol, CA
April 13th, Cambria CA
DIRT RICH PREMIERE
May 21, 7:00 pm, Sebastiani Theater, Sonoma CA
Novato Green Film Series at City Hall
901 Sherman Avenue, Novato, CA
May 31st, 2018 - Doors open at 6pm. Free entry!
Maui Film Festival
June 17th at 5pm
The Castle Theater at The Maui Arts and Cultural Center
PLACE for Sustainable Living
June 29th at 6:30pm
1121 64th Street Oakland, CA 94608
August 20, Aire Commune in Montreal (Time TBA)
2018 Biochar Conference
August 20-23, Wilmington, DE - Time To Be Announced.
Commonwealth Club Panel Event with Filmmakers
Mon, Aug 27 at 6pm 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94102
SF Green Film Festival
September 9th, Noon, Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco
Culinary Institute of Calif
October 6th, Napa, CA
United Nations Association Film Festival
October (Date and Time TBA)
Friday Harbor Film Festival
Date and Time - TBA