Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA


Published on Mar 6, 2013 by TEDtalksDirector

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.”

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3 thoughts on “Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA

    1. Good question, Susan. Not much rain, at least not in the summer. Heavy dew at night might help, I’m not sure.

      Sometimes not much even in the winter, at least not anymore. We used to get a fair amount of rain in wintertime 15-20 yrs. ago and more.

      Probably have HAARP to thank for that.

  1. “…..offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.”

    True. Drive-bys are way down from the insanity back in the 80s and 90s here.

    Fast food, however, has only gotten MORE toxic since then.

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