TED: ‘Ron Finley: A Guerrilla Gardener in South Central LA’

TED: ‘Ron Finley: A Guerrilla Gardener in South Central LA’

Mar 07

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Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.”

Ron Finley Quotes:

“Growing your own food is like printing your own money.”

“If kids grow kale, they eat kale. If kids grow tomatoes, they eat tomatoes.”

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1 comment

  1. With Detroit on the verge of bankruptcy and the 1% gutting the middle class, this is the future of cities: local sustainability, as people rely less and less on government for services that it will not dependably supply.

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