One of the most popular and engaging talks to come out of this year’s TED Global Conference is the one given by Ron Finley, “The Gangster Gardener” from South Central Los Angeles. If you haven’t already seen it, you can view it here. Totally worth seeing. We’ve connected with Ron through LA GreenGrounds, a group […]

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We met our friend Ron Finley in 2010 when we joined LA Green Grounds, a group he co-founded with three other skilled gardeners–Vanessa Vobis, Florence Nishida and Sachiko Speaks–to install edible gardens in the front yards of homes in South Central Los Angeles. Ron describes South Central as a “food desert,” where the prevalence of […]

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The author Steven Berlin Johnson, recently gave a TED talk on the subject of his next book, which will be his seventh: Where do good ideas come from? He’s an observant man, so the observations come tumbling out of him in a 17-minute torrent, from why coffee shops were important to the Enlightenment, to the […]

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