Ron Finley TED talk screenshotby Ron Finley
TED, 2013
10:39 min

Ron Finley lives and plants food in South Central Los Angeles. He calls himself an artist, and soil is his canvas.

He cares about his neighbors, who have significantly higher incidences of food-related health problems, and he wants to help; so he gardens.

You may be visualizing a soft-spoken, somewhat ethereal man who exudes compassion and empathy. And that image would be off.

Because Ron Finley is edgy, witty, and takes no s&*t as he tells people to join him and “Plant some s&*t.”

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Ron shows the power of taking charge of our food, our neighborhoods, and our communities, and the beauty of growing green.