My Urban Garden

My Urban Garden

                                My Urban Garden
| 26 min

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In this short film, Halifax gardener Carol Bowlby harvests a mouth-watering crop from her small backyard plot. In considering soil quality, lack of space and a short growing season challenges rather than obstacles, she offers a wealth of practical growing tips for urban gardeners. By heeding Bowlby's advice, bountiful organic gardens work equally well on apartment balconies, in small or large city lots or in a rural setting.

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My Urban Garden, Polly Bennell, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Polly Bennell
  • executive producer
    Barry Cowling
  • cinematography
    Kent Nason
    Mike Mahoney
  • sound
    Arthur McKay
    Ted Haley
    Harold Tsistinas
  • editing
    Les Halman
  • sound editing
    Les Halman
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • music
    Steve Tittle

  • cripplewing

    This is an excellent video about backyard gardening and should be heeded in these uncertain financial times. Carol has done a wonderful job of use it up, make it do and do without. Well done!

    cripplewing, 24 Feb 2012
  • Robertosh

    This woman is truly inspiring. I love what she is able to do in such a smallish space!

    Robertosh, 4 Feb 2011
  • ariella f

    This is from before organic gardening and being green was hip! Full of great, timeless advice.

    ariella f, 10 Feb 2010