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.