“A Community of Gardeners” June News

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A Community of Gardeners explores the vital role of seven community gardens in Washington, D.C. and shows how these green spaces are transforming people’s lives, their communities and their environment.  The film has been airing on public television stations nationwide and is being purchased by non-profit organizations, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, public libraries and individuals.  Learn how you can buy the DVD.


KCETLink to Air Documentary on June 27 and 29

KCETLink will air A Community of Gardeners on Thursday, June 27 at 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 29 at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m.  KCETLink’s programming is distributed via broadcast in Central and Southern California and nationally via satellite on DIRECTV and DISH.  Click here for more information.


Film to be Screened in North Carolina on July 16

As part of its “Foodways and Roadways” documentary film series, the Enterprise Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will host a free screening of A Community of Gardeners on Tuesday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m.  Prior to the screening, there will be a tour of Simon’s Green Acre, a community garden at the Enterprise Center.  The screening will be followed by a discussion about “Where and How Your Garden Can Grow” with Felecia Bennett-Giles, Outreach Educator, and Julie Lanford, Wellness Director and Nutritionist, at Cancer Services, and Ellen Kirby, certified garden coach and former director of GreenBridge, the community horticulture program of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  The Enterprise Center is located at 1922 Martin Luther King Drive, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.


FoodShed Planet and Horticultural Therapy Institute Feature A Community of Gardeners

foodsheddvd In her review of A Community of Gardeners, Pattie Baker of FoodShed Planet says the film “has a lovely pace that somehow replicates being in the garden.  It’s only an hour long, but it truly breathes.  It relaxes into its stories.”  You can read the entire article here.  The Horticultural Therapy Institute blog notes that the seven community gardens featured in the film “contribute to the physical, psychological and social well-being of the gardeners in obvious ways.”  Click here to read the full article about the documentary and filmmaker Cintia Cabib.


Host a Screening of A Community of Gardeners

korastephen72Numerous organizations, institutions and individuals have hosted screenings of A Community of Gardeners and have purchased the DVD for their library collection and for classroom use.  Among them are the U.S. Botanic Garden, the American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, and the Canadian Institute for Food Studies.  To learn how you can purchase the DVD and host a screening, visit the Buy DVD page. Filmmaker Cintia Cabib is available to speak about the production of the film and the issues addressed in the documentary.  Contact Cintia to inquire about a speaking engagement.


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