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Just Growing
Five Door Films, 2010

Produced by award-winning filmmakers Kevin Nikkel and Rob Haacke, the 10-minute documentary Just Growing introduces a garden project organized by the local chapter of Christian conservation agency A Rocha. Several homeowners in Winnipeg’s Wolseley neighbourhood and St. Margaret’s Anglican Church turned lawns into gardens, hoping to draw in locals without access to growing space. A Rocha community organizer Jen Kornelsen oversaw harvesting and donation of fresh produce to local agencies and individuals. Portage Avenue Church (MB), approached by neighbours to join the initiative, was also involved by creating and maintaining a 150-square-foot potato patch on the north side of their building. The film is distributed by the Winnipeg branch of A Rocha and can be viewed on YouTube.

—Karla Braun

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