In class this week we watch a TED Talk about this man named Ron Finley and his gardens. In the area in which he lives there is not a lot of options for healthy real food. The only option they have in this area are fast food and gas station junk food, and this was not the way Ron Finley wanted to continue to live. So, he did something about it, and that to me is admirable because he did not just complain and continue live in a way he did not want to he did something about it. What he was start growing a small garden on the grassy area next to the sidewalk, but the community did like this so they got the city officials to get him to remove it. But Finley did not stop there, he then started growing these gardens in the empty lots in the area. Majority of the other locals that felt the same as Finley started to help him and they all start to grow these garden everywhere they could, they call themselves Green Grounds. And Green Grounds has provided a place for people to get real healthy food that they need. They also have a program where at risk teens come a learn to garden and how to help their community instead of hurt it. Finley has also stated that because of this they are redefining the meaning of the word gangster. That means instead that if you are not a gardener and a shovel in your hand you are not a gangster. Finley is giving people that live in a poor area a chance to eat healthily and help their community.
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