Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA -- in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? 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."
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i wonder how he feels about aquoponics for mass production of vegetable in an urban area - not to mention the bonus of selling the fish too - slight business idea ive always considered - inspiring ted talk to say the least
City soils can be contaminated with weed killer, car leaks ect, containers are a dollar at dollar tree, so is a small bag of potting soil. Thats 2 dollars plus the cost of plants, and seeds are 25 cents there too, though I've heard mixed reviews about seeds that cheap. I did grow some good green beans from them last year. I've been thinking about making some container gardens and just leaving them on side walks and the edges of apartment parking lots, probably including a little sign that says its free too.
Back to nature is the only key to open the door to the future. We have to become self reliant and sustainable again in order to become physically stronger and have clearer minds. Smart kids aren't only smart by genetics. Smart kids grow up in households where they are served good foods. Fresh foods with lots of vitamins. It's not the meat and certainly not the fastfood that gives us the mindpower. It's the freshly grown foods. If you look at the high cultures of the past, the egyptians, the greeks, the romans and later the great sailing nations such as the portuguese, the spanish and the british, all these cultures existed around a vast, large selection of plant based foods, drinks, oils & herbs. If you want your kids to have the optimal chances in life, one huge aspect is the choice of food!!
Welcome to America where the poor die from obesity related diabetes.
It’s time to start growing our own food. Take control of our own lives. Because ultimately fast food and government don’t care about your community or your future. Urban farming and vertical farming is the future.
This TED Talk *literally* changed my life! The very next day after watching it, my young son and I went out and planted herbs and vegetables in a plot out in front of our house. The next season, we began gardening with the children in the international Montessori school we founded in central Japan, using that produce to prepare school lunches. A few years later, we sold it all and my family and I moved to Italy, where I studied sustainable food systems at a cooking school in Sicily. Now, we travel the world full time, learning about and sharing the languages and global culinary traditions of every place we've lived (and even some of the places we still want to go!). Thank you, Mr. Finley, for sharing your passion with the world in such a powerful way!!! #plantsomeshit
George Soros did not give this brother 30 million! Understand, that there have always been brothers and sisters who are innovative and care about their communities, but they need resources. In the end, anyone can afford to plant a seed, not a Monsanto frankenseed!
President Obama did not cause food deserts:
Results show that, controlling for population and percent African Americans, in 1970, supermarkets were more likely to locate in urban areas with higher poverty and lower income. This pattern of supermarket placement gradually changed direction from 1970 to 1990. Future research and policy should deal with the problem of food deserts in economically disadvantaged areas as a historical issue. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2329496515604639
This guy's stealing all my ideas. Take it at as racists, I don't care; but it takes a brother to see the obvious. It's always been 'the powers that shouldn't be' main agenda to separate people from the Earth, and make them pay eternal rent (property taxes) to some worthless government.
As a Black gardener, that teaches and encourages my people. I strongly insist that my people wake up to the truth and know who they really are. We have a direct connection with the soil and it is our heritage, custom and rights to be self sufficient. All praise to the most high Yahuah our true Elohim. Thank you Mr Ron Finley, I have enjoyed listening to you for years. I always come back to this video. Shalom brother
I love Gardening and your Words are truly Great... I too grew up in the Inner City - I believe growing in our communities is what we need to do.... Grow our Food, grow Flowers and Share!!! Keep up your inspiring work!! I love Compost too....
So good!! Grow your own food and heal the people. Too bad our government wants total control.
Our right to life is only a right if we take up the responsibility.
You sir, are a great example of a man taking on that responsibility!
I just saw and listen to you @ HSU. Why do you say in one moment we have to inspire each other and yet you directly attack white men because you don't like the "think outside the box" saying. It is stupid as you say. That's why it had to be made up by a white guy. Oh but I am not sopposed to critically think because that is dumb too. But if I didn't then I would be as ignorant as you. How much did the state pay for your rehash of a bad yt vid. You were uninspiring. Your presentation,was weak at best, and your pictures looked like they were taken with a throw away camera by a 2 year old. I wanted to talk to you,and even invite you to my house and see what we got going. But I don't even want you in my county. You pass yourself off as an authority of history. Someone had to round up the weaker tribes. Guess what color their skin was. BLACK! You are a sellout just like the ones who sold their brothers and sisters to the slave trader ships? You are the problem, you will do anything for money. And you do. LIE CHEAT AND STEAL. SOUNDS LIKE YOU WORK FOR THE GOVT. I PRAY THAT YOUR STAY HERE IS MADE MOST UNCOMFORTABLE FOR YOU BY THE MOST HIGH. THE ALMIGHTY HAYAH!
Yep replanting the garden of Eden!!! Crazy how we humans not only industrialized humans but in humans in Africa and Asia have forgotten how good it feels to be surrounded by nature... Nature for us is natural...for sure....
I used to hate cantaloupe until I planted my own. Didn't know cantaloupe could taste sooooo good!!!!,nothing like the ones sold in the store. This opened my mind to the fact that what we get in the stores is questionable in content and nutrients. I realized that I just might enjoy and eat more vegetables and fruits if I grow them myself. As you said it truly is an honor in growing and sharing your own food. Plus it taste fabulous.
You can do this, he is sharing a dream. The power starts with you. Seeds are cheap, and spring is coming. Plant some! Just..... DO IT
What can the planting of 50 million trees in one day teach us about our own failed abilities to create change in our own respective countries? And what really makes a good citizen on this planet? Is it marching before the White House? Is it holding a piece of paper that promises you certain rights and privileges because of where your zip code happens to be? Or is there more to it?
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As a child, there was a portrait in our family home in Paris that I always loved. Today, it’s known as Maya with Doll – but to me it was just a portrait of my mother, albeit a remarkable one. “Your grandfather was a painter,” she would say, whenever the subject of the canvas, one of many that hung around the house, came up in discussion. It was only when I began school, and whispers about my heritage started to follow me, that I realised what an understatement that was. My grandfather was far more than a painter. He was the defining figure of 20th-century art – and, as I would learn later from years of academic study, a true genius. It was a revelation that would shape the course of my life in many ways. When Picasso died – in 1973, the year before I was born – he left behind 45,000 works, not to mention personal objects and correspondence.