Join us for a screening of Kiss The Ground, a powerful film that demonstrates how our relationship to food and farming directly impacts the planet as a whole. When we're farming right, we can regenerate our soil, build community, strengthen local economies, promote biodiversity, restore ecosystems, fight climate change, and heal our bodies.
Kiss the Ground reveals that, by regenerating the world’s soils, we can completely and rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems and create abundant food supplies. Using compelling graphics and visuals, along with striking NASA and NOAA footage, the film artfully illustrates how, by drawing down atmospheric carbon, soil is the missing piece of the climate puzzle.
This movie is positioned to catalyze a movement to accomplish the impossible – to solve humanity’s greatest challenge, to balance the climate and secure our species future.
Marie Y. Bedner
Marie is a Florida native that has been involved in agriculture in Palm Beach County for over 30 years. She is co-owner, Operations Manager and CFO for the Bedner Family of Companies. Her many responsibilities within the companies include, overseeing the farm and market financial records, maintaining necessary permits and licenses, payroll, managing several family-owned medical plazas in the Boynton Beach & Weston areas, traditional and Internet advertising, planning events at the Bedner Farm Fresh Market, and public speaking to special interest’s groups.
Marie has served on the Board of Directors for Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association since 2010 and is Chair of the Advocacy Committee where her duties include monitoring and acting upon Local, State and Federal government regulatory actions.
She also serves on the Board of Trustees for Bethesda Health and is past Chair of Bethesda Hospital Foundation Board. Marie was a group fitness instructor for the YMCA of Boynton Beach, formally known as Bethesda Health & Fitness Center from 1994 to 2005, where she taught group classes, proper exercise, and nutrition. Marie attended
Nina Prater is a soil specialist for the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), a national non-profit that hosts the ATTRA – Sustainable Agriculture Project (www.attra.ncat.org). Based out of NCAT’s southeast office in Fayetteville, AR, Nina provides technical assistance to farmers and ranchers. She and her family operate a small sustainable livestock operation in the Ozark hills of Arkansas.