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Growing A Garden in A Food Desert

March 8, 2013

Ron Finley grows a nourishing food culture in South Central L.A.’s food desert by planting the seeds and tools for healthy eating. (From TED website)

A few quotes from Ron Finley:

South Central Los Angeles [is the] home of the drive-thru and the drive-by. Funny thing is, the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.

Growing your own food is like printing your own money.

Gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do, especially in the inner city. Plus, you get strawberries.

If kids grow kale, kids eat kale. If they grow tomatoes, they eat tomatoes.

Read more at his website LA Green Grounds or the LA Times.

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