“The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water” Film Premiere

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AVONDALE, Pa. — To educate the public about ways to protect and restore the rivers and streams that supply our most valuable natural resource, fresh water, Stroud™ Water Research Center is pleased to announce the premiere of “The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water” on Thursday, October 11 at the Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster (328 West Orange Street).

The 26-minute documentary film, “The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water,” produced by Natural Light Films of Lancaster, tells how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality.

This free event is being held during Lancaster Ag Week (October 6-13). An initiative of the Lancaster County Agriculture Council, Ag Week celebrates the phenomenal impact that agriculture and the food industry have on Lancaster County’s heritage, modern future, food choices, careers, economy, environment, and more.

The event is a partnership with the Stroud Center, the Lancaster County Conservancy, and the Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance, who also were the sponsors of the production costs of the film. The event is also sponsored in part by Mark and Anna Myers of Walton-Myers Farm, LLC, president of the Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of Agriculture, and Ernst Conservation Seeds of Meadville (Crawford County).

The premiere is free to attend; however, RSVPs are appreciated and may be provided at Doors open at 6 p.m. for a reception, followed by the film at 7 p.m. The  event will conclude with a panel discussion from 7:30-8 p.m. The Stroud Center welcomes farmers and anyone interested in how the farming community is making strides for cleaner water to attend this informative evening.

Please contact Jessica Provinski with any questions regarding the event. To learn about other upcoming events, go to

About Stroud Water Research Center
Stroud Water Research Center seeks to advance knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems through global research, education, and restoration and to help businesses, landowners, policymakers, and individuals make informed decisions that affect water quality and availability around the world. Stroud Water Research Center is an independent, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

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