Community Gardens: Cultivating health and confidence


Something in the soil, in the turning of it, the planting and in watching seeds sprout and bloom with food and flowers for family and friends and neighbors. It brings together young and old, low-wealth and affluent – racially and economically diverse urban dwellers seeking better nutrition and self-confidence. Community gardens throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul are feeding gardeners and young people the fundamentals of raising, marketing and consuming the better health and biology that comes from unprocessed and organic, home-grown foods.

ANDY DRISCOLL and LYNNELL MICKELSEN talk with community gardeners, urban farmers and their charges from across the Twin Cities weeding out the corporate consumption machine from neighbors’ nutrition toward
pride and self-sufficiency as they feed themselves and their neighbors the healthier results of their toils in the soils.

DIANE DODGE – Growing Food and Justice
MELVIN GILES – Minnesota Food and Justice Alliance
ROBIN WESTACOTT – Governing Committee member, Dowling Community Garden
Invited: XE SUSANE MOUA – St. Paul urban farmer and advocate