A Guerilla Gardener in South Central L.A.

Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central L.A.

Filmed Feb. 2013 • Posted March 2013 • TED2013

Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central L.A. — 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.”

Ron Finley grows a nourishing food culture in South Central L.A.’s food desert by planting the seeds and tools for healthy eating.