A Community of Gardeners DVD

Running Time: 60 minutes
Release date: 2011
Chaptered with scene selection
Grades 7-Adult

A Community of Gardeners explores the vital role of seven community gardens in Washington, D.C. as sources of fresh, nutritious food, outdoor classrooms, places of healing, links to immigrants’ native countries, centers of social interaction, and oases of beauty and calm in inner-city neighborhoods. The documentary also traces the history of community gardens in the United States, from the potato patch farms of the late 19th century, to the victory gardens of World War II, to community gardening’s current renaissance.

The DVD includes the bonus film A Garden Grows at 13th and C Streets. See how neighborhood residents and government officials transform a vacant lot in Washington, D.C. into a community park and garden.


Please note the pricing, shipping and order information below.


Home Use DVD: $25

The Home Use DVD is licensed for personal, home use only and for house parties where no admission is charged. Any screening of the DVD outside a home is prohibited and a violation of copyright law.

Public Libraries, K-12 Schools, Non-Profit and Community Organizations: $89

Licensed for classroom use in K-12 schools, for use in a public library or school’s lending library, for non-profit organizations and community groups hosting free screenings and for in-house organizational use. Includes public performance rights where no admission is charged.

Colleges, Universities, Government Agencies and Businesses: $195

Licensed for classroom use and free on-campus screenings in a college or university, for use in the institution’s lending library, and for in-house use and free screenings by government agencies and businesses.  Includes public performance rights where no admission is charged.

Paid Admission Community Screening License (1-100 people): $125

Licensed for one screening for 1-100 people where admission is charged.  After the screening, the organization may keep the DVD for internal use only.

If you would like to hold a paid admission screening for more than 100 people or hold multiple screenings where admission is charged, please contact producer Cintia Cabib for pricing information.

Filmmaker Cintia Cabib is available to present and discuss A Community of Gardeners at your screening. Cintia has spoken at numerous organizations and universities, including the Alliance for Climate Protection, the U.S. Department of Energy, George Washington University and American University. Please contact Cintia and indicate in your request what you are able to provide in terms of an honorarium and travel expenses.


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Please download the order form, fill it out and mail it with a check or money order to:

Cintia Cabib
4242 East-West Hwy., #712
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Orders from outside the U.S. must be paid in U.S. dollars by international money order or with a check drawn in U.S. funds.

Preview Policy

Previews are not available prior to purchasing.

Purchase Orders

Only educational institutions, libraries, and government agencies may submit a purchase order. All others must order online with a credit card or pre-pay with a check or money order using the order form. To purchase the DVD with a purchase order, you must mail an authorized purchase order to the address above with the contact information for your accounting or purchase order department.

Sales Tax

Maryland residents are charged 6 percent sales tax. If your organization is located in Maryland and is tax-exempt, please provide documentation with your tax-exempt number.

United States Shipping

There is a $5.00 shipping and handling fee for the first DVD and $2.00 for each additional DVD per order.

Canada and International Shipping

There is a $10.00 shipping and handling fee for the first DVD and $4.00 for each additional DVD per order. The customer is responsible for all customs fees, taxes and duties.

Returns Policy

All purchases are final, except in the case of a damaged disc, which will be replaced after the damaged disc is returned. Damaged discs must be returned within 14 days of purchase.

Public Performance Rights

A public performance is any showing of the DVD which occurs outside the home, such as in a school, library, or community center. The public performance license is for unlimited non-theatrical, non-commercial, non-broadcast, single-site use via direct projection only. Admission may not be charged.

Rights and Restrictions

A Community of Gardeners is fully protected by U.S. copyright laws. A Community of Gardeners may not be duplicated, reproduced, digitized, altered or transferred to any other medium or format. It may not be broadcast, transmitted by cable, closed-circuit television, satellite or on any multi-receiver system. A Community of Gardeners may not be shown on the Internet. With the exception of public libraries lending programs to their authorized cardholders and schools lending programs to students, the customer shall not sublicense, sublease, rent, sell or otherwise part with the possession of the DVD A Community of Gardeners.