Land-based food is dependent on sunlight, water and soil. But most people have no idea how important healthy soil is for the creation of nourishing food. Not only are we dependent on soil, but the condition of the earth (and Earth) relates directly to the issues of climate change and resource depletion. This short film tells the dirty story about soil, seeking to awaken the public to the importance of preserving and rebuilding this essential resource, which is the foundation of sustainable agriculture. If we are what we eat, then, we need to get our fingers back in the earth and get our hands dirty. Directed by Deborah Koons Garcia. Produced by Catherine Butler.