Symphony of the Soil

Like a symphony, soil is a system of parts existing in magnificent diversity and dynamic relationships.  Yet, as is pointed out in the film Symphony of the Soil, “we rarely investigate things as a system.”  This October selection for the Salem Progressive Film Series reveals the complexity of soil – its origins and structure and the food web in which it participates.  James Cassidy, Senior Instructor of Soil Science at Oregon State University, who will speak following the film, calls soil “the most diverse habitat on earth….a four dimensional complex habitat, more diverse than the oceans.”

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