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'The Garden' opens at the Nuart in West L.A.

The-garden Scott Hamilton Kennedy's Academy Award-nominated documentary, "The Garden," is opening at the Nuart Theatre  in West L.A. this Friday. The film unearths the story of the South-Central L.A. farm that stood on 14 acres of land in Los Angeles and was considered the largest urban garden project in the United States.

Kennedy’s film explores the lesser-known land battle that sparked an uproar among citizens, land developers, celebrities and politicians throughout the city, which eventually led to the destruction of the farm and the exodus of its caretakers. They have since relocated to Bakersfield but continue to sell their celebrated greens -- bumpy Bloomsdale spinach, red Russian kale and Swiss chard, among others -- at farmers markets across L.A.

Kennedy will field questions from viewers after the Friday and Saturday 7:30 showings.
11272 Santa Monica Blvd. West Los Angeles, 90025. (310) 281-8223.

-- Krista Simmons

Photo: Kati Lopez holds an armful of corn in "The Garden," about a community garden south of downtown Los Angeles. Credit: Don Normark / Black Valley Films

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Nice one Krista. I remember the land battle well. It was an amazing project, reminds me of what Brazil did to try to revamp the favellas in the '90's, which is how they ended up with excess corn, which they now use to power their vehicles.

We could use more gardens in L.A. for sure!


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