Ron Finley’s TEDTalk: Guerrilla gardening in South-Central L.A.
If you haven’t already watched renegade gardener Ron Finley’s TEDTalk, given at last month’s TEDActive conference in Palm Springs, do yourself a favor, Angeleno, and check out this video. (The video has some salty language in it.)
The Los Angeles artist has taken up urban gardening in hopes of making changes to South-Central L.A.’s food system by transforming food deserts, where “the drive-throughs are killing more people than the drive-bys,” into food forests.
And, no, he doesn’t just want to talk about making changes, as you’ll come to understand during his talk. “If you want to meet with me,” says Finley, “come to the garden with your shovel so we can plant some” stuff.
Eat your way across L.A.
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