Interesting Angelenos

Guerilla gardener of South Los Angeles


ron-finley-ted.jpgArtist and designer Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA -- in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? According to TED.com, "for fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where 'the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.'" Here's his TED talk from last month and bio.


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