Ron Finley – not your average vegetable gardener

by Natasha Starkell | 16.05.2013 | guerilla gardening | 0 comments | Rating: 0 votes

Ron Finley – not your average vegetable gardener

Ron Finley – not your average vegetable gardener

Most people grow vegetables in their garden or an allotment, Ron Finley grows vegetables in any vacant or neglected area he can find in LA.

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Most people grow vegetables in their garden or an allotment, Ron Finley grows vegetables in any vacant or neglected area he can find in LA.

 

It really doesn't matter where, he'll grow veg anywhere, on the curbside or on traffic islands. He first gained a lot of public support when the local authorities tried to get him to remove a garden he'd created on a strip of grass outside his home, now he is well known throughout LA. It's a political statement highlighting the problems with the fast food industry but it also stands for other things, his dream to encourage the world to grow their own food, wherever they can, his art and his sense of fun.

Here's the Video: http://www.ted.com/talks/ron_finley_a_guerilla_gardener_in_south_central_la.html


Natasha Starkell
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