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No more citations for curbside veggies in Los AngelesNo more citations for curbside veggies in Los Angeles

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Planting a vegetable garden beside a road is no longer a fineable action in Los Angeles. In a major victory for TED speaker Ron Finley, otherwise known as the renegade gardener of South Central, the Los Angeles City Council voted 15-0 on Tuesday to allow the planting of vegetable gardens in unused strips of city […]

Culture

Ron Finley inspires a young gardener clear across the countryRon Finley inspires a young gardener clear across the country

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Ron Finley is motivating people across the country to pick up a shovel and “get gangsta” by planting fruits, vegetables and herbs in their neighborhood. Since appearing on the TED2013 stage to talk about why he plants edible gardens in the nooks and crannies of South Central Los Angeles, Finley has been profiled in The […]

Culture

A garden party with Ron FinleyA garden party with Ron Finley

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

“You ain’t gangsta unless you have a garden,” says Ron Finley of LAGreenGrounds.org. In this special video for CNN, Finley shares more about the idea he posited at TED2013 for improving health in his neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles — planting edible gardens wherever a strip of land is available. “What we do is literally put vegetable […]

Health

11 talks on the transformative power of vegetables11 talks on the transformative power of vegetables

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

If you walk into the cemetery in Todmorden — a small town in northern England — you will find vegetables and herbs defiantly growing. Ditto if you examine the strips of land in the middle of the town’s roads, the area in front of its elder-care home, or the landscaping around its railroad station.  You […]