The Earth Film Series presents the film “Can You Dig This” on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the Church of Christ Congregational in Goshen.
Can you dig this May 2016 Poster
A gardening revolution is taking place in one of the largest food deserts in the country. Filmmaker Delila Vallot explores the urban gardens growing up in South Central Los Angeles. What usually comes to mind in South Los Angeles is gangs, drugs, liquor stores, abandoned buildings and vacant lots. The last thing that one would expect to find is a beautiful garden sprouting up through the concrete, coloring the urban landscape. As part of an urban gardening movement taking root in South LA, people are planting to transform their neighborhoods and are changing their own lives in the process. The film follows inspirational personal journeys of five ‘gangster gardeners,’ all planting the seeds for a better life. Several of South LA’s local residents share their stories of strength, perseverance and hope!
“Gardens do more than just provide food — they have the power to inspire a mental and emotional shift. It’s these small shifts that lead to monumental changes down the line. And in the case of gardening in particular, the power really is in our hands. The skill is part of our DNA” says Director Delila Vallot.
An inspiring film not to be missed. Free soup supper and film provided.