The invention of farming changed human history forever. Before farming, humans were primarily hunter-gatherers. As we have adopted new methods of planting and procuring food, the world we rely on for resources has changed as well. It is time to come to a reckoning about the methods that we use to farm, eat food, and what resources we use along the way.
Climate change has been influenced by many different sectors, but one that is not often talked about is agriculture. Following the “Green Revolution” of the 1960’s and the increased yields brought about by advancements such as increased pesticide usage and the mechanization of equipment, farming radically changed both domestically and internationally. While many of the outcomes have been beneficial, there have been serious side effects, including environmental outcomes that must be addressed immediately if we want our food production to continue.
These issues and more are addressed in the documentary Kiss the Ground, which released this year. Although “soil health” doesn’t sound thrilling, I promise that the revelations from this documentary are surprising and worthwhile. Caring for our shared environment involves all of us, from policy makers to consumers to farmers.
With all this in mind, the City of Piedmont and Piedmont Connect have teamed up to bring you a free screening of Kiss the Ground. Details below:
Kiss the Ground is available on Netflix if you have an account, but you can also watch it for free on Vimeo through our link. Click HERE to register. The link will be available starting December 4 through December 6.
We are encouraging registration through the link. This free registration will let you watch the movie for free, join our Q+A session with a member of the film’s team, and enter you into a raffle for an EBCE gift card to reduce your energy bill.
Q+A session: We will be having a discussion with Jessica Handy, a member of the Kiss the Ground team. Register at the link to join us and participate in the discussion.
Use this link (https://events.kissthegroundmovie.com/event/piedmont-kiss-the-ground-community-discussion) to sign up, get entered into the raffle, get the free movie link, and participate in our discussion. We hope to see you there.
Please email Nate at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.