Ron Finley asks, “How would you feel if you had no access to fresh food”? He decided to create this access by taking over abandoned lots. He uses these lots to grow fruits and vegetables throughout South Central LA.
He has taken over 20 gardens and counting. His movement of volunteers LA Green Grounds (and as of this year transformed into a new entity, The Ron Finley Project) plows, plants, weeds, and harvests. Then the group shares the fruits of its labor with many “food desert” communities. He observes, “The drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.”
Now, that’s food for thought!
Watch his Ted Talk and see if it inspires you to become a guerilla gardener in your city.
Photo Credit: LA Green Grounds