Since 1990, nonprofit Washington Parks and People has tried to reduce poverty and violence in Washington, D.C. neighborhoods by improving parks. At the height of the recession, the organization received a stimulus grant to create a "green" job-training program in communities hardest hit. They had two years to help unemployed people find jobs and improve parks in their neighborhoods. The new film "City of Trees" takes a look at what happened, and screens free on July 12 at the Takoma Busboys and Poets as part of the Bread and Roses series co-sponsored by the Metro Washington Council. Local filmmakers Brandon and Lance Kramer will be on hand to discuss the film, which begins at 6p. Watch the trailer here.
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