“Growing your own food is like printing your own money,” just one of the great lines Ron Finley delivered during his inspiring TED talk. The other one that I vividly remember was at the end of this presentation when he told the crowd to “Go grow some shit!”
If you’re looking for a fresh perspective on food sustainability and how a little creative thinking can do amazing things for a community, this is a must watch. As the video description on the YouTube site says:
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.”
Have a watch and let me know what you think. As I watched this, it also made me think about the great work the folks out at MAO Organic Farms in Waianae are doing to put the youth on Oahu’s westside on a path for success through working in the Earth. Very inspiring stuff!