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Meet Ron Finley: A gansta gardener

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Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central, Los Angeles, in abandoned lots, traffic medians, and along sidewalk curbs. He sees himself as an artist of the soil, a renegade against fast food, and a visionary to inspire and involve inner city kids in hard work that pays off in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.”

Mr. Finley recently gave an inspiring TED talk (see video).

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Finley says, if kids grow kale, they will eat kale.

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Looks like there is some hope springing up in one of L.A.'s food deserts.