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Seedfolks Synopsis

 
In Cleveland, Ohio, a fractured neighborhood along Gibb Street is brought together by a community garden born from an empty lot. As each neighbor's seeds sprout, the members of the diverse cast of characters, all portrayed by the extraordinary Sonja Parks, experience a personal sense of growth. Here's a glimpse at the residents of Gibb Street:  

 

Kim: a young girl from Vietnam who lives with her mother and sisters. She plants the garden's first seeds in memory of her deceased father. 

 

Ana: an old woman who enjoys people-watching from her window. She has lived there a long time and is curious to see Kim in the empty lot. 

 

Wendell: a widower and former school janitor who looks out for Ana. Wendell uses his childhood farming experience to help care for Kim's beans. 

 

Gonzalo: a boy who lives with his mother and elderly uncle, Tio Juan. One day, he finds Tio Juan standing in the middle of the lot admiring the new garden’s early stages of growth. 

 

Leona: a mother and teacher. She convinces her local government to clear the lot of litter so the garden can continue to grow. 

 

Ginny: a young Haitian girl who dreams of going to college. Her father gives her lettuce seeds so that Ginny can sell vegetables to pay for college expenses. 

 

Sam: an older man who decides to plant pumpkins in the now thriving community garden. He notices people protecting their plants with barbed wire and "Keep Out" signs. 

 

Sae Young: a Korean woman who owns a dry cleaning store. Anxious and afraid of strangers from an incident in her shop two years ago, she is finally ready to talk with others. 

 

Curtis: a man who loves working out and his ex-girlfriend, Lateesha. Since she likes tomatoes, he plants, and becomes very protective of, a patch of tomatoes in the garden. 

 

Amir: a man who works in a fabric store. He appreciates how the garden has developed a sense of community within the neighborhood. 

 

Florence: a woman who has watched the garden flourish. In the winter, she sees everyone go their separate ways and begins to fear that the community has forgotten their garden. 


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