The Greening of cities: growing food and creating success – 2 videos

Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA 

Published on Mar 6, 2013 TED Talks: 

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.”

Stephen Ritz: A teacher growing green in the South Bronx

Published on Jul 31, 2012. TED Talks: 

A whirlwind of energy and ideas, Stephen Ritz is a teacher in New York’s tough South Bronx, where he and his kids grow lush gardens for food, greenery — and jobs. Just try to keep up with this New York treasure as he spins through the many, many ways there are to grow hope in a neighborhood many have written off, or in your own.

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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 04/13/2013 at 1:29 am


    Thanks so much for sharing these videos. I needed that injection of positive energy.


    Thank you Ron Finley and Stephen Ritz for showing us the way. A big hug of unconditional love to you both.

    Gotta pass on this great news.


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