The Garden Intro, Good, Conc.

The Garden Intro, Good, Conc. - Rodriguez 1 WRT 101 Summer...

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Rodriguez 1 WRT 101 Summer 2010 Dr. Susan San Jule Itzel Rodriguez June 20, 2010 The Garden I want to start out by thanking all of you here that are attending this conference. Many people don’t believe a community is an important cause to fight for, but I stand here before you and say it is. As gardener’s yourselves, you know what an impact a community garden has made on your life and on the entire community. I know from experience how it feels to lose something that is a part of you, because that’s what gardens have become for many of you. In the documentary The Garden, which was released in 2008, you can see how me and my fellow South Central gardener’s lost our community garden after a hard fought battle. The director of the film, Scott Hamilton, was able to capture every emotion we encountered. It wasn’t easy to deal with the loss of the garden but so much came out of it. Although we lost the garden, we gained much more: we brought a community together; we showed our government that we weren’t pushovers and that we were going to fight for what was right; most importantly, we were able to reach out to many people, as yourselves, and let them know that they are not alone. I come here to tell you to fight for your garden because no one else will. You must come together as one and fight this injustice. We are as important as the group that wants a soccer field, or recreational center and you need to show them that. Much good will come from fighting for your
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