Film: No Place to Grow

To learn more about the Beach Flats Community Garden History, and get access to educational materials, take a look at Michelle Aguilar’s film No Place to Grow.

Available for free with a public library card or university login through Kanopy.

No Place to Grow follows a group of Latino farmers who find themselves representing a movement to save the last green space centered within a neighborhood facing gentrification. Over time we find out what happens when migrated farming traditions intersect with the “urban growth machine.” Set in Santa Cruz, CA, a small city known for its liberal ideology, a community becomes conflicted as the fate of the garden is in jeopardy.