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Top 10 environmental documentaries of 2009

The Garden

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'The Garden'

This Academy Award nominee documents one Los Angeles neighborhood’s fight to save their 14-acre community garden, the largest of its kind in the U.S. After turning a barren area into a vibrant garden that helps feed an entire community, the South Central Farmers must now keep the garden from being bulldozed by a wealthy developer. Director Scott Hamilton Kennedy's story is a poignant one of community activism, greed and the strength of the human spirit. (For a 10 percent discount on home-use DVDs and bulk DVDs, use the code "MotherNN.")