The Garden

On 09/28/2012, in Energy & Environment, Permaculture, by wouter

The Garden is a 2008 American documentary film directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy. It tells the story of the now demolished South Central Farm; a community garden and urban farm located in Los Angeles,CaliforniaThe Garden details the plight of the farmers who organized and worked on the farm. The owner of the lot decided he didn’t want to allow the farmers to use it anymore, and had the garden bulldozed. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature on 22 January 2009.

The South Central Farm, also known as the South Central Community Garden, was an urban farmand community garden located at East 41st and South Alameda Streets,[1] in an industrial area of SouthLos AngelesCalifornia (known as South Central Los Angeles) which was in operation between 1994 and 2006. At 14 acres (~0.056 km²), it was considered one of the largest urban farms in the United States. The farm was sold in 2004, and the farmers were evicted in 2006. On July 5, 2006, workers began bulldozing the farm amidst protest and acts of civil disobedience. The farmers are disputing the validity of the sale in court and have also staged vigils in protest. The farm is the subject of the 2008 Academy Award nominated documentary film, The Garden.[2] As of August 2012 the land remained an empty lot.



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