“Gardening is my Graffiti”: Urban Gardening with Ron Finley

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.”

“I’m an artist. Gardening is my graffiti. I grow my art. I use the lawn and soil like it’s a piece of cloth. You’d be surprised what the soil can do if you just let it be your canvas.”

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