Fitness trainer, fashion designer and garden evangelist, Ron Finley, lives and breathes his belief that edible gardens are the antidote to the poverty, hunger, health issues and violence of the inner-city.
Inspired to convert the barren 150-by-10-foot median strip outside his South Central LA home into a food forest, Finley woke up the neighborhood and started a fresh food movement.
He co-founded L.A. Green Grounds to help inner-city residents, with limited access to fresh, affordable food, plant gardens. The grassroots, all-volunteer group plants gardens, hosts classes and nurtures the food justice, anti-hunger, anti-poverty and environmental movements in the city.
“If kids grow kale, kids eat kale.”