Symphony of the Soil

“There’s a glowing appreciation for the rarity and value of truly fertile soil”

– Film Journal International, Chris Barsanti

In honor of the International Year of the Soils and the global effort to create soil consciousness, Symphony of the Soil, are allowing us to share their streaming Symphony of the Soil for the week of April 20 – 26 in English with French subtitles for free (The DVD is available in English with subtitles in seven languages – English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese and Spanish). You can watch directly from our site above or it can be embedded and shared. You can support the film and the International Year of the Soils by holding a public screening, giving an educational collection to your local library or school, or giving a DVDs to friends. Enjoy and happy International Year of the Soils!

This is a great watch and we appreciate Symphony of the Soil for allowing us to share this with you. If you enjoy the film, please do visit their site and purchase a copy to keep.

About Symphony of the Soil

Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil. By understanding the elaborate relationships and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the complex and dynamic nature of this precious resource. The film also examines our human relationship with soil, the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on soil’s key role in ameliorating the most challenging environmental issues of our time. Filmed on four continents, featuring esteemed scientists and working farmers and ranchers, Symphony of the Soil is an intriguing presentation that highlights possibilities of healthy soil creating healthy plants creating healthy humans living on a healthy planet.

The Permaculture Research Insitute

PRI Zaytuna Farm functions as a model farm (in development) and permaculture training facility. Geoff and Nadia Lawton, world-renowned permaculture educators and consultants, lead the project. Much of Geoff and Nadia’s time over the last few years has been spent away from the Institute, consulting and helping set up projects in diverse locales around the world. Seeing the worldwide demand for knowledgeable permaculture consultants and teachers increase exponentially, as fuel and fertiliser prices skyrocket and the effects of climate change, soil depletion and water shortages begin to hit hard, priority and focus is now shifting back to the Institute, where growing the training program will increase the output of quality teachers to help fill the growing need for them.


  1. Could you please one day provide this documentary for free with Spanish subtitles? We would love to share it with people in South America! Thank you!

    1. Hi Lani,

      Thank you for viewing the film, the Symphony of the Soil, have only made this version available for us to share for this week. They do have a Spanish subtitles version available and it has to be purchased off them.

      Regards – Web Team

  2. This is my passion! THANK YOU for making this film available. Also, please note: Written, produced, edited, post-production, etc., all by women, the bringers-forth and nurturers of life!! Way to go, ladies. I applaud you all…. :-)

  3. That was wonderful! I feel that the past 15 years of my 57 years on this earth has been on this path of learning, understanding and giving back to the earth. Thank you so much for sharing this and I hope that many will take the time to watch, learn and become active in healing the earth and each other.

  4. permaculture is for me the most natural an strong way of restoring the power of: earth, water, fauna and other living crweatures……..

  5. Thank you so much for this piece. It fills my heart with hope for the planet. Permaculture is my passion.

  6. Thank you so much for making this available..It fills my heart to see dedicated, knowlegable people with a passion for showing the way to healing our lovely planet. Beautiful.

  7. 1 hour and 40 minutes talking about soil, and all totally captivating! Well done on a brilliant and enlightening documentary.

  8. I do not understand the view of the man speaking : rocks are not alive ? they are very much alive and conscious, im very surprised to hear him again and again, separating rocks from life, such a weird point of view from someone so close to nature.
    We are all consciousness, just in different form.

  9. Thank you so much for sharing this brilliant, important and moving documentary about the under-appreciated topic of soil and its importance to all life on this earth.This topic is very close to my heart and I have stayed up to 4am to watch this and am so glad I did! Even once this is no longer streamed for free, I am going to buy this and share it with everyone that I can!

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