Added by on 2016-04-14

[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote 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 Follow TED news on Twitter: Like TED on Facebook: Subscribe to our channel: Video Rating: / 5


  • steven shelton 4 years ago

    lets just plant hemp everywhere.

  • Cobedy 4 years ago

    How can you argue with this. Respect!

  • Patricia Gayle Perkins-Christensen 4 years ago

    Every city must incorporate this for the public use. A whole block and more! put people to work this way!!

  • Kym Gordon-Cumbo 4 years ago

    Ron, thank you for this TED Talk, I am impressed with your inspiration, motivation and action. Food is the problem, and the solution! Make this into a bumpersticker to fundraise. Or "Plant some SH_ _" Bumpersticker

  • PTX 152 4 years ago

    Very inspiring. We don't have food deserts…..but food is expensive these days.

  • Lee Curt 4 years ago

    Another step towards getting
    away from the Money god.

  • Eva- Maria G. 4 years ago

    there goes my hero

  • Organica 4 years ago

    The next revolution is green. Help plant it and it will grow.

  • Nathan Griffioen 4 years ago

    the foods coming straight from the underground

  • Ariel Reed 4 years ago

    Love this! Straight up truth, positivity and hope.

  • Jack Schytt 4 years ago

    "Unfuck The World"

    … nice t shirt.

  • María Medusa 4 years ago


  • demo man 4 years ago

    gardening is mentally enjoyable and i taught my kids how to do it. even got to donate to food kitchens and it only cost time and money

  • bordercollietraining 4 years ago

    Well, I cried. He is right. Too many people caught in cognitive enclosures and group think. Too many people on Facebook and too few people taking strategic responsibility for the food supply.

  • Crystal L 4 years ago

    Does anyone know where he plants in South Central?

  • Closing the Loop 4 years ago

    This was awesome!!!!

  • Dan Saldana 4 years ago

    This was great needed that best wishes

  • Jennifer Grove (Dark Moon) 4 years ago

    OMG I LOVE YOU!!!<3

  • LosAngelesWeedSmoker 4 years ago


  • Deneb Catalan (NebCat) 4 years ago

    this is important.

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