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Ron Finley

When Urban Planning Fails, Guerrilla Gardening Is the Only Solution

Food Politic | Posted 09.25.2013 | Green
Food Politic

Despite perhaps best intentions, urban planners in major cities have failed to deliver communities with easy and reliable access to food. Case in point -- Ron Finley and guerrilla gardening.

Reinvention and Authenticity: People, Companies, and Countries

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

Being authentic means trusting your gut and moving ahead. It means that many times, your questions will be more important than your answers. On a personal level, it's where deeper truths are discovered.

Which Is Worse: Drive-Throughs Or Drive-Bys? The 'Gangster Gardner' Weighs In

Posted 03.20.2013 | Black Voices

Just in case you thought you had a little street cred, Los Angeles native Ron Finley is here to set the record straight. "You ain't gangsta unless you...

Video: Gardens That Teach

Kelly Meyer | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green
Kelly Meyer

With a little creativity, vision and willingness to get our hands dirty, we can remake spaces defined by asphalt and dead grass into productive places of beauty.

Greening our Food Deserts From the Ground Up

Andrew Gunther | Posted 12.03.2011 | Food
Andrew Gunther

LA Green Grounds helps people who want to set up a community edible garden but don't know how: "We turn up with basic tools and a bunch of plants and teach people how to grow their own organic fruits, vegetables and herbs right in their own backyard."