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It Was A Packed House At The “Can You Dig This” Premiere

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By Holly Shanks

The St. Louis screening of “Can You Dig This” was a packed house. The film followed several community members of an often violent, gang inhabited, and poverty stricken, South Central Los Angeles neighborhood. The common factor between the characters revolved around the often harsh daily realities they face, and the positive influence of urban gardens.

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Local Event: “Can You Dig This” St. Louis Premiere

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“I put a carrot in the ground and all hell broke loose” – Ron Finley

In South Los Angeles, a handful of “gangster gardeners” started something beautiful where beauty was in short supply. They planted vegetables in abandoned spaces, along  curbs, and in other unused spaces. What grew out of the ground was a whole lot more than fresh produce.

 

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