It is said that many things grow in a garden that were never sown there. Such is the focus of Scott Hamilton Kennedys THE GARDEN, the Oscar-nominated documentary about race, class, politics, and produce in Los Angeles. As the film opens, we are introduced to the astounding South Central Community Garden. The 14-acre plot was acquired by the city of Los Angeles in the wake of the 1992 riots, and transformed by the local Latino community into an urban farming oasis that fed families and business. Ten years later, the farmers learn that the city has sold the land back to original owner Ralph Horowitz, who intends to build warehouses on the property.