I finally got the chance to watch “DIRT! The Movie,” the DVD I won in a recent (well, kind of) giveaway by DirtNKids blogger and fellow gardener Shannon.
I knew I’d like it from the very beginning, when I heard dirt called “a living, breathing skin” for the Earth. I’ll think of it every time my fingers dig into the stuff. (And by the way, having Jamie Lee Curtis narrate it was cool — I love Curtis!)
As the movie’s website says, the film “brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil.”
And the insightful statements continued:
Dirt is a really strong, living word. It’s about relationships. So true. Just like my significant other (i.e. husband), some days dirt makes me happy, some days it makes me smile, some days it upsets me. But it’s always there for me, through rain, heat and cold, weeds and pests.
You get a dirt high … (when) you get your hands dirty. Like I’ve said before, dirt therapy is the best. For body and soul.
If you get a chance to watch the movie, I highly recommend it. (Thanks Shannon!) I’m going to try to practice the movie’s message and do the best I can to protect and nurture the soil.
Because I am dirt and dirt is me.
Yay! I was about to check to see if you’d received your copy yet (everyone else had). It is a powerful documentary and so encompasses what I’m about over here. I’d like to think that the reason I have so few failures in the veggie garden is because I put so much into nurturing the soil under their root-y little feet.
Happy gardening, Julie! I hope you get to enjoy your dirt high on a daily basis. 😀
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