Can You Dig This

by Delila Vallot (Director)

Mediation & Movie Awakin Circle

South Los Angeles (aka L.A. in California, USA) may conjure images of vacant lots and liquor stores; gangs and drug dealers. Yet a burgeoning movement of urban gardeners is working to change that perception, as well as the food, health and environment for the many who live there. This documentary tells the story of four unlikely gardeners who grew up in the poor neighborhoods of South L.A. The movie also features Ron Finley, the original South L.A. urban gangsta gardener, who was cited by the city for growing a food forest on a sidewalk. To learn more about Ron Finley and his pay-it-forward urban gardening crew, watch his TED talk.

About awakinOAK

Intentionally located in east Oakland -- to, on the one hand, overcome institutionalized violence and on the other hand, be showered by the multicultural love and wisdom from neighbors-- this small community strives for integral nonviolence and supports activities that foster fearlessness, courage, autonomy, unconditional love and compassion for all beings. Every Friday for the last 10 years, the anchors of Awakin Oakland, host "Wednesdays on Fridays", an open-house meditation night that was inspired by a family in Santa Clara who has been doing this for close to 23 years [2020] No teachers or gurus. No set agendas or proposed beliefs either. Just one strong principle -- when you change within, the world changes
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