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Grow Your Own


By ajay


I missed Grow Your Own when it came to the cinema earlier this year but I watched it this weekend on DVD. The wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The film is inspired by the Family Refugee Support Project which aims to understand the mental health needs of refugees through horticulture. Though the story ending is predictable it does not, in my opinion, take away from a very entertaining and well made British film.

I am surprised I haven’t seen or heard much much about this film. Certainly worth watching for the small glimpse into allotment life.

Seen it? What did you think? Not seen it? Watch it.

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Thanks, Ajay - I hadn't heard of it before but I enjoyed the bit you posted for us! Will try to get hold of the whole thing.

25 Nov, 2007


I was really looking forward to going to the cinema to see it but it never got this far north im afraid so didnt even get the choice ! Been hoping to hear what it was like , Thanks Ajay

25 Nov, 2007


Thanx 4 reminding me about this film. I have read loads about it, and saw a lot of coverage on TV, including the detail which was put into creating real veg plots for the film sets. I, like weemamabell, don't think the film has made it here to Scotland yet, but have just added this to my xmas wish list. Is it widely available now on DVD?

29 Nov, 2007


Hi David. I think it must be widely available. We got the disc out through our postal DVD rental service (

29 Nov, 2007


Hi, have ound it now. Put it on my Xmas wishlist, thanx

6 Dec, 2007

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