This guy is showing his 5MARTZ!

South Central LA Guerrilla Gardener

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.”

Ron Finley grows a nourishing food culture in South Central L.A.’s food desert by planting the seeds and tools for healthy eating.


One thought on “This guy is showing his 5MARTZ!

  1. I really do approve of guerrilla gardening. However, while we are sadly converting some of the best farmland in the world into condos and parking lots, the land that comes back on the edges might not be as safe.

    Abandoned lot? What factory was there before? Was it an auto-shop (poison-city!)? Why did the owners walk away? How much lead was in that soil? Chemicals? Traffic medians? Who has been dumping what in the middle of the night? Did anyone do a soil test recently?

    A suggestion: check-in with your local agricultural college. Be open about the whole guerrilla gardening thing, and you just might find a comrade-in-arms!

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