South Central L.A. Farmers, Featured in 2008 Academy Award-Nominated Documentary, Bring Hope and Produce to Pasadena

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Residency at Whole Foods Market brings even more opportunity for long-term economic growth for risk-taking local, organic farmers

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The South Central Los Angeles farmers who starred in the 2008 Academy Award nominated documentary "The Garden" will be will host an organic cooking demonstration; sell and share local organic produce from their new farm in Shafter, CA; and host a roundtable discussion about Locavore community food initiatives

The film's featured farmers: Tezozomoc, Josefina Medina, Maria Cavero, Roberto Cavero; plus: Sarah Nolan of South Central Farmers' Cooperative CSA program, The Dervaes Family of Path to Freedom, Creators of Fallen Fruit, Cisco Pinedo of Cisco Home.

The event will take place Saturday, April 11th from 12:00 NOON to -4:00 pm at Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway, 465 South Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena CA 91105 - (626) 204-2266

This event hopes to further cement the economic viability of the South Central Farmers' Cooperative, Whole Foods Market on Arroyo Parkway will become the first grocery store to offer the farm's organic, local produce everyday of the week.

Scott Hamilton Kennedy's film, "THE GARDEN," is an engaging and powerful look at the famous political and social battle over the largest urban farm in the U.S (located in south central Los Angeles). The film shows how the politics of power and greed (backroom deals, land developing, green politics, money) tragically intersect with working class families who rely on this communal garden for their livelihood.

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