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CCBC Screens Environmental Film SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL Tonight CCBC Dundalk

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CCBC Screens Environmental Film SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL Tonight CCBC Dundalk

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. -- As a follow-up to Earth Week, the Sustainable Horticulture program at the Community College of Baltimore County will host a screening of Deborah Koons Garcia's award-winning 2012 film, "Symphony of the Soil." The film will be shown at 7 p.m., tonight, April 30 in room 100 of the Roy N. Staten Building on the Dundalk campus at 7200 Sollers Point Road. It is free and open to the public. No reservation or tickets are needed. Faculty and staff of the Sustainable Horticulture program will be on hand to answer questions regarding the horticulture issues brought up in the film.

"Symphony of the Soil" is a natural follow-up to Garcia's 2004 film "The Future of Food," which brought international attention to the issues of genetically engineered crops and corporate control of the world's food supply. Filmed on four continents, "Symphony of the Soil" combines artistic vision with scientific research on the importance of the soil to our environment and ultimately to our survival.

According to the Director of the Sustainable Horticulture program at CCBC, Bradley W. Thompson, "This film pays homage to soil as the foundation of life on earth and its role in solving the most pressing environmental problems from climate change to world hunger. It is a perfect fit for our academic program and the film's message will be appreciated especially by individuals in horticultural careers as well as avid gardeners."

For The Past ten years, Garcia has created films that bring deep awareness of food and farming and environmental issues.

About the Community College of Baltimore County (www.ccbcmd.edu) - CCBC offers hundreds of programs and thousands of courses helping people of all ages, backgrounds and interests earn degrees, transfer, launch or advance careers, and prepare for in-demand jobs.

Providing accessible, affordable and high-quality education since 1957, CCBC educates more than 70,000 students each year, including half of all Baltimore County residents attending college in Maryland as undergraduates. Committed to student success and the development of lifelong learners who strengthen our regional workforce and enrich our community, CCBC has also been selected to participate in Achieving the Dream, a national student success initiative. In 2011, the Chronicle of Education honored CCBC as one of only 26 community colleges across the nation named "Great Colleges to Work For."


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