Friday, March 15, 2013

Be a Gangster Gardener

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2012!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA

Published on Mar 6, 2013
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.

Oh I just LOVE this!!! Wow, this is my idea too, so simple, why the heck do we have all these lawns. Tear them up, fill them up with fruits and vegetables. I sure wish I had a lawn, right now I am in an apartment. I sure miss my garden, once in Nelson BC I had the loveliest little garden. It was amazing what I grew in, my sunflowers we huge. :D

Photos by Tina Winterlik © 2012

Photos by Tina Winterlik © 2012

Photos by Tina Winterlik © 2012

Any of you that have followed me know how I want to put in Edible Schoolyards and have cafeterias and markets with all the food the kids grow.

And you will also know that I took my kid WWOOF'ing last summer so we could learn more about organic gardening. 

What's taking so long....Come On people...Spring is on it's way...Grow a garden on the street, in your yard, in a vacant lot, in the parks. It's happening but on such a small scale, we need to go BIG!!

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