The Garden centers around a community garden that was started after the Los Angeles Riots in 1992 and happens to be the largest urban garden in America. It was 14 acres of farmland on the outskirts of Downtown Los Angeles maintained by the South Central Farmers. After 12 years of work and love, the farmers got a notice saying that the land had been sold and that the farm was going to be bulldozed. The movie documents the farmer’s struggles and what is currently happening with the property. I always feel stressed when I see this trailer. To have something so simple and beautiful as a community garden turn into ground zero for a political struggle is amazing and heart wrenching. Gardens should be happy and for everyone.
Thanks Kitsune Noir for reminding me about this movie.