Monday, March 11, 2013

TED Talk by Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA

Check out this great TED talk - and then plant something!
 

Ron Finley: His graffiti is his garden
 
Favorite quotes:
  • The drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.
  • I am an artist. Gardening is my graffiti. I grow my art. I use the garden soil like it is a piece of cloth.
  • Grow your own food. Growing your own food is like printing your own money.
  • Gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do. And defiant. Especially in the inner -city.
  • If kids grow kale, they eat kale.
  • The funny thing about sustainability...you have to sustain it!
  • We gotta make it sexy. Gangster garners. If you ain't a gardener, you ain't gangster. Get gangster with your shovel. Let that be your weapon of choice.
  • If you want to meet with me, come to the garden. With your shovel. So we can plant some shit.



So, let's stop talking about it and do it! What are you going to plant?

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