Ron Finley
Ron Finley Gangsta Gardener The Ron Finley Project Los Angeles, United States of America


Nicknamed the “Gangsta Gardener” Ron Finley planted organic vegetables on the parkway in front of his South Los Angeles home and began a horticultural revolution. His belief that gardens build communities has blossomed into a quest to change how we eat and the founding of The Ron Finley Project, which focuses on changing culture from the ground up.


Save to calendar 15-11-2022 17:00 15-11-2022 17:30 Europe/Madrid Gangsta Gardening Spearheading Greener Cities

Known around the world as the Gangsta Gardener, in 2010 Ron Finley set out to reclaim the neglected dirt patches next to the streets by planting fresh produce. After a turf war with the City of Los Angeles for gardening without a permit, he managed to change the law and allow local communities to use parkways as communal gardens. Over ten years later, these gardens have not only grown fresh produce but have also created healthier and more sustainable communities. How can other cities become greener by leading their own horticulture revolution?

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