Los Angeles’ “guerrilla gardener”

A special tour was arranged for Mr. Ron Finley of Los Angeles, who garnered national attention when he gave a TED talk about his efforts to promote healthy eating and urban farming in south central Los Angeles. From Wikipedia-- " Finley is also known as a proponent of healthy eating and gardening. He is co-founder of LAGREENGROUNDS.ORG, a company that plants gardens at low-income homes in the Los Angeles area as a part of a recovery system to transform neighborhoods. In early 2013, he gave a TED talk on his progress as a "guerrilla gardener," the dangers of food deserts, and the potential for his program to improve quality of life. He said in the talk, "If kids grow kale, kids eat kale; if they grow tomatoes, they eat tomatoes." The program has had modest success in persuading city officials to cooperate, but remains officially illegal under city code."

His website www.ronfinley.com

His rousing TED talk www.ted.com


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