Documentary Features Seven Urban Community Gardens
A Community of Gardeners explores the vital role of seven community gardens in Washington, D.C. as sources of fresh, nutritious food, outdoor classrooms, links to immigrants’ homelands, places of healing, centers of social interaction and oases of beauty and calm in inner-city neighborhoods.Â The documentary also traces the history of community gardens in the United States, from the potato patch farms of the late 19th century, to the victory gardens of World War II, to community gardening’s current renaissance.Â Click here to learn how you can purchase the DVD.
PBS Broadcasts in November and December
Several PBS stations will be airing A Community of Gardeners in November and December, beginning with WHUT in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, November 8 at 10 p.m.Â WOUB Public Media in Athens, Ohio will broadcast the film on November 19 at 8 p.m.Â KCTS in Seattle, Washington will air the program on November 22 at 12 p.m. and UEN-TV in Salt Lake City, Utah will air the documentary on November 24 at 9 p.m.Â A Community of Gardeners will be shown in December on WLAE in New Orleans and on Rhode Island PBS.Â For exact dates and times, please visit the film’s Broadcasts page.Â To receive notifications of future television air dates, please subscribe to the RSS feed on the Broadcasts page.
Green Teacher Magazine Highlights Film
In its recent review of A Community of Gardeners, Green Teacher magazine says, “A highlight is how the history of community gardens is presented in ways that are relevant to social science, geography, civic studies and other curricular subjects.Â Sharing this documentary with students fourteen years and older will help inspire a can-do attitude, positive spirit, and a sense of responsibility towards their communities.”
Host a Screening of A Community of Gardeners
Host a screening of A Community of Gardeners in your town or city!Â The documentary has been screened at numerous venues throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Australia and Austria.Â To learn how you can purchase the DVD and host a screening, please visit the Buy DVD page.Â Producer Cintia Cabib is available to discuss the issues addressed in the documentary and her approach to filmmaking at your screening.Â Please contact Cintia to inquire about a speaking engagement.