Symphony of the Soil

Symphony of the Soil

Symphony of the Soil Premiere – Soil for Life Benefit – 14 August 2016

An exclusive gala screening of the award-winning documentary Symphony of the Soil is being held at the Labia Theatre, Orange Street, Cape Town at 18:30 on Sunday 14 August in support of Soil for Life.

US based film-maker Deborah Koons Garcia has graciously given permission for Soil for Life to host the South African premiere as she believes her film’s message resonates with the work of this pioneering not-for-profit organisation and will highlight the urgency of rehabilitating our planet’s most precious resource – the soil. “We’re on a mission to build healthy soil, people and communities,” says Pat Featherstone, founder of Soil for Life. “Feeding the soil is the first step in feeding ourselves.”

Lovedelia Tsweu (Gugulethu) - IMG_6953 photograph by Leah Hawker (SMALL)

Symphony of the Soil explores how different types of soil live as a complex and mysterious ecosystem, thriving on nutrition and care. Filmed in Israel, India, USA and UK, the film spotlights the efforts of scientists, farmers and foodies to transform dead dirt into living soil, feeding natural compost, growing cover-crops and using drip irrigation to miraculously regenerate the soil. Jeanette Catsoulis from the ‘New York Times’ describes how this “ode to the miracle of the Earth’s topmost layer gives us a newfound respect for the ground beneath our feet.”


Nik Rabinowitz


This gala fundraising event promises to be enlightening, educational and entertaining, with comedian and dedicated eco-warrior Nik Rabinowitz as MC. Tickets are R200 per person and include yummy plant-based snacks, popcorn, and a glass of Stellar Organic wine. All profits go to Soil for Life and will help change the world one garden at a time. Book via Webtickets or contact Soil for Life on 021 794 4982 /


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