Ron Finley, known as the “Gangster Gardener” from South Los Angeles, has seen firsthand what urban gardening can do to change a blighted neighborhood. “When you put beauty in a place that has none, that’s a game changer,” he states in a new documentary called Can You Dig This. The film, from executive producer John Legend (yes, that John Legend), tells the inspirational story of four unlikely gardeners discovering what happens when you put your hands in the soil and “plant some shit.” Sacramento’s very own Yisrael Family Urban Farm is happy to present a special one-time screening of Can You Dig This on Thursday, March 24 at Guild Theater in Oak Park. Tickets are only $11 but you need to reserve them by March 14. All ages are welcome. In fact, you’re encouraged to bring your young ones so that they might be inspired to get their hands dirty at a local urban farm. Find out more at or and secure your seat at Come learn about the urban gardening revolution that’s happening in cities across the nation, including right here in Sacramento.

    Jonathan Carabba

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