(July 23, 2014) Ron Finley: "Growing Your Own Food is Like Printing Your Own Money"
There are approximately 50 million Americans currently on food stamps or receiving some form of government assistance due to poverty. Ron Finley is a self proclaimed Guerilla Gardener from South Los Angeles, which he says is a food desert. Ron was disillusioned with the lack of fresh produce in the area so he took action to help rectify the situation, helping educate and empower others to do the same.
Ron has been building a profile and getting some attention around some of the issues people face in America with his "gangsta" styled guerrilla gardening. In a 2013 New York Times article he was quoted as saying, "People need to realize how powerful the transformation of soil can be," he said, with a hint of evangelism. "We've gotten so far away from our food source.