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."
TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more.
Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate
Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews
Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED
Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
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!
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?
This is a problem in urban neighborhoods across the country: as more middle class and wealthy people & families move out to the suburbs, stores follow. The poor, who often rely on public transportation, are left w/ convenience stores and fast food, as described in this video. My parents live just south of downtown Indianapolis (midwest white bread, right?) and they have a similar situation: the closest grocery store of any quality is over 3 miles away, which doesn't seem like much, but if you have to walk or take the bus, it becomes more of an ordeal. Meanwhile, there are convenience stores just a block away, and fast food less than 1/2 a mile away.
Sechskies Eun Ji Won and rookie singers Lee Soo Hyun and Kim Eun Bi performed the third OST single titled "Love Song". The rookies, who are both training to debut in HYWY Entertainments girl group HYWY Girls, joined the veteran to sing about falling in love with an unlikely person. The rhythmic medium temp track is the perfect tune to make your spring days even brighter.
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.