London Grown: Roots of Resistance – Al Jazeera English

In London, a city farmer battles to preserve her community’s green sanctuary in the face of soaring costs of living.
For at least a decade, Sandra Salazar D’Eca has taught the art of growing food in North London, with a focus on empowering the Black community.
What started as a hobby has become a vital survival strategy for many. But Sandra’s food growing projects come under threat when the council announces a three-fold increase in annual rents to local farming allotments.
“My life is finished,” says 88-year-old Momma Selma, who has been growing food in the allotment for 50 years.
Sandra leads a grassroots resistance to save the community’s sanctuary, but will she lose herself in the process?
London Grown is a documentary film by Richard Mejeh.
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