Gardening: Creating a Food Forest

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Ron Finley delivers an inspiring message concerning “food deserts”, explaining how to provide access to fruits and vegetables in poverty-stricken areas. In addition, “We need to make gardening sexy” claims Finley, as the innovative man describes why the trendy appeal of growing your own food fuels the health conscious revolution, ultimately eliminating food deserts. “We gotta flip the script on what a gangsta is — if you ain’t a gardener, you ain’t gangsta.” This TED Talk calls on viewers to cultivate youth’s interest in gardening (particularly those residing in fixed income households) by changing the definition of what a gangsta is. The speaker also relies on listeners to get gangsta with their shovels; who can resist such encouragement?

Everything clicked when Finley bluntly stated,”If kids grow kale, kids eat kale. If they grow tomatoes, they eat tomatoes. But when none of this is presented to them, if they’re not shown how food affects the mind and…

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