Daily Archives: November 18, 2015

Can You Dig This! Urban Gardening Flick at Angelika

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Can You Dig This, a new documentary film centered on the transformative power of growing your own food in a concrete jungle is scheduled to screen at 7pm on December 1st at Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market — but only if enough tickets are reserved by Thursday.

Reserve your tickets in advance to ensure the show goes on (you aren’t charged if the ticket quota isn’t met). The film promises to be uplifting and may provide inspiration for growing Trinidad’s garden community.

Movie summary (from the ticking site):

South Los Angeles. What comes to mind is gangs, drugs, liquor stores, abandoned buildings and vacant lots. The last thing that you would expect to find is a beautiful garden sprouting up through the concrete, coloring the urban landscape. As part of an urban gardening movement taking root in South LA, people are planting to transform their neighborhoods and are changing their own lives in the process. Calling for people to put down their guns and pick up their shovels, these “gangster gardeners” are creating an oasis in the middle of one of the most notoriously dangerous places in America. CAN YOU DIG THIS follows the inspirational journeys of four unlikely gardeners, discovering what happens when they put their hands in the soil. This is not a story of science and economics. This is a story of the human spirit, inspiring people everywhere to pick up their shovels and “plant some shit.”

ANC SMD 5D02 Meeting with Neighborhood Watch Training

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Advisory Neighborhood Commission
Single Member District 5D02
Community Meeting

 Saturday, November 21, 2015
2:00 pm– 4:00 pm
Trinidad Recreation Center, 1310 Childress Street, NE

Agenda

  • Welcome/Introductions
  • PSA 506 Public Safety Update:
     Fifth District Metropolitan Police Department
  • Neighborhood Watch Crime Prevention Training
    Samantha Nolan, DC Citywide Neighborhood Watch Trainer

Interested in reducing crime and/or starting a neighborhood watch ? If so, you should attend this free training to learn ways to prevent crime and reduce your likelihood of becoming a crime victim. More than 80% of crime in DC is preventable. This training will share strategies for crime prevention and ways to safe guard your home and neighborhood, how to avoid becoming a victim, how to become a block captain, and how to to start a Neighborhood Watch on your block.

Space is limited.  If you are planning to attend the training, please let me know and email Samantha Nolan at NolanTutor@yahoo.com to ensure that enough handouts are prepared based on number of participants.

I hope to see you there! If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.

Yours in Service,

Commissioner Shropshire

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Commissioner Keisha L Shropshire
Phone: (404) 245-6772 or (202) 688-5443
Email: 5d02@anc.dc.gov
Twitter: @shropanc5d02
Facebook: Commissioner Keisha L Shropshire

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