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‘Sean’s Allotment Garden’ – video series on UK’s Horticulture Channel

My allotment garden is based in Crystal Palace, London, UK.

Sean James Cameron grows on an allotment in London, a community based garden site. Sean first became engaged with gardening when he was a teenager by his cousin, Betty. He helped maintain the family garden and changed it from a little patch of flowers into a productive garden of vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers. “I love scent in the garden. Even though allotments are for food growing we can still keep a patch for flowers and especially scented ones.”

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January 4, 2013   Comments Off

‘16 Seeds’ – documentary about food justice in the black community

Gail, Mia, and Mickey, living in the Oakland and San Francisco’s Bayview district

Documentary short by Melinda James
2012

“16 Seeds” (documentary short) examines the roles that people of color play in the struggle for food justice, from a community organizer’s journey of increasing the visibility of black farmers to the groundwork of an elder seeking to preserve family traditions.

Focused on three individuals – Gail, Mia, and Mickey, living in Oakland and San Francisco’s Bayview district, this film positions them at the forefront of the movement in their communities to reclaim food and our connections to it.

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January 4, 2013   Comments Off