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Ron Finley @ Greenbuild 2013

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Published on Nov 26, 2013

Ron Finley is a man who will not sit still and watch a problem take root. Having grown up in the South Los Angeles food desert, Ron is familiar with the area's lack of fresh produce. He knew what it's like to drive 45 minutes just to get a fresh tomato. In 2010, he set out to fix the problem. Outside his front door, that is. Ron planted vegetables in the curbside dirt strip next to his home. And quietly, carefully, tenderly started a revolution.

"I wanted a carrot without toxic ingredients I didn't know how to spell," says Ron. His was an exceptionally creative, cost-effective and simple solution; however, it was also an act of spirited rebellion that led to a run-in with the authorities.

More than being a guerilla gardener, Ron is a community leader. Determined to change South Los Angeles from food desert to food forest, he wants his actions to be educational, inspiring, and nutritious. He wants kids to grow up with the option of healthy food, instead of fried, fattening staples. He wants to sweep up and transform his street, his hood, the city of LA and communities everywhere.

Learning Objectives:
Explain what a food dessert is and the negative effects it has on its residents.
Discuss how gardening can become a tool for community transformation.
Evaluate the argument that when kids are shown how food affects the mind and the body, they'll care more about what they eat.
Describe how training kids to garden can empower them to engage in their communities and lead a sustainable life.

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