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Community Garden Documentary Screening

June 24, 2012 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Melvin Hazen Community Garden is featured in a documentary being screened at The Fridge DC on Sunday, June 24th at 3 p.m. A Community of Gardeners focuses on the people who tend plots at seven diverse community gardens in Washington, D.C. and shows how these green spaces are changing their lives, their communities and their environment.

The festival will also premiere Planting Community: The Story of Wangari Gardens, a five-minute documentary produced by Still Life Projects that tells the story of Josh Singer and his determination to reclaim an abandoned piece of land in D.C.’s Park View neighborhood.

The screenings will be followed by a Q & A and discussion with filmmaker Cintia Cabib, Josh Singer of Wangari Gardens and Kate Lee of the Brainfood Youth Garden. There will be a social hour afterwards with drinks and treats!

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Tickets to the event are $5 per person. Purchase your tickets here. The Fridge DC is located at 516 Eighth Street, SE, Rear Alley, two blocks from the Eastern Market Metro station on the Orange and Blue lines. Prior to the screening, there will be a free group bike ride of two community gardens. Riders will meet at 1 p.m. at City Bikes in Adams Morgan located at 2501 Champlain St., NW and will make their way towards The Fridge. Click here for all the details. This event is part of the Benevolent Media Festival.

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Date:
June 24, 2012
Time:
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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