Gardening Is A Therapeutic And Defiant Act

“Gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do. Plus you get strawberries.” -Ron Finley

Ron Finley also known as the “Gangsta Gardener” 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.” You just have to love this guy, he isn’t just talking about the changes that need to happen, he is going out there and being the change. I think we can all learn something from the actions of this one man.


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