Watch this Ron Finley TED Talk to be filled with hope and inspiration to change the world for the better.
South Central Los Angeles in California is notorious for its drive-by shootings, where shooters kill their victims without ever leaving their cars. It’s also the home of numerous drive-through restaurants where people eat fast food without ever leaving their cars.
In this community, why does 2016 Food Revolution Summit speaker Ron Finley say that the drive-throughs are killing more people than the drive-bys?
The Problem for 25.6 Million Americans
Inner city communities often have little or no access to healthy food.
As a result, people who live in these “food deserts” have extremely high rates of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and many other diet-fueled chronic ailments.
A Story to Inspire You and Give You Hope
But here’s one bright beacon of hope. Ron Finley grows not only vegetables but also the very fabric of community itself.
Ron Finley is known as the “gangsta gardener.” He is a globally recognized leader in the movement for healthy food in low-income communities.
On his website, he’s described as “a man who will not sit still and watch a problem take root.”
He started an edible garden on the land between the street and the sidewalk in front of his house — which sparked a movement around community gardening.
He feeds the hungry and brings real food and real change to people who need it most.
When you watch this powerful Ron Finley TED Talk from 2013, I am certain you will be deeply inspired to take action for your life, your community, and your world.
Now, prepare to get your socks knocked off…
If you’re inspired, here are a few things you can do:
- Grow your own food. As Ron says, “Growing your own food is like printing your own money.” (Here are some tips for beginners.)
- Identify a problem in your community and take action to make a difference.
Tell us in the comments:
What do you think about this Ron Finley TED talk?
How can you take action to improve your community?