Ron Finley: Food Forest

This Guy Says Plants Can Change People. So What If He Plants A Garden In A Gang-Ridden Neighbourhood?

I’ve never met anybody who looks at his sidewalk or his community quite the way Ron Finley does. Watch this video full-screen and take in some surprising moments of beauty from South Central Los Angeles.

This film tells the story of a South Los Angeles edible garden planted in a surprising spot. Ron Finley, its planter, constructed the garden the way he wishes his neighborhood could be. And his vision of repurposing unused open space, like that of many others working together on urban agriculture in our city, should inspire us all, and remind us of how, with a little creativity of vision, and willingness to get our hands dirty, we can remake spaces defined by asphalt and dead grass into productive places of beauty.

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