Tonight, I went to view "dirt! the movie" in the Witherspoon Art Museum. It is a very inspiring and informing film that tells about the wonders of the material right under our feet -- dirt! It tells a story of the Earth's most vital and unappreciated source that allows life, from its beginning to its degradation.
"Dirt is alive. It is not dead." This is the point that is mentioned the most during the film. Dirt is made from the same elements as plants, animals, and humans. It feeds us and gives us shelter. It holds and cleans our water. Dirt is the ultimate natural resource for all life on earth. Our human connection to and respect for soil has been disrupted. "Drought, climate change, even war are all directly related to the way we are treating dirt." If we do not nurture our dirt, it will not provide us with what we need to survive. Whether it is planting a tree, composting or buying vegetables from a farm cooperative, there are things that we can do everyday to help our planet and provide proper care towards our dirt.