Ron FInley, a very special urban gardener from LA

We do not own an urban garden but we own a garden. I am always inspired by people who hold the view ”if you plant it, it will grow”

“Growing your own food is like printing your own money.”
“Gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do, especially in the inner city. Plus, you get strawberries.”
“If kids grow kale, kids eat kale. If they grow tomatoes, they eat tomatoes.”
“We gotta flip the script on what a gangsta is — if you ain’t a gardener, you ain’t gangsta.”

This is a presentation by Ron Finley who has taken on an unjust food system by planting a food forest in-front of his own house. This inspires me because my friend Arnest and i have been talking over and over again on starting gardens in local schools in our town of Kayunga.

So, as i scout for a PhD, i have made the decision to move back to Uganda for a while and get our schools permaculture project off the ground

Enjoy Ron’s presentation and vision : 

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