Gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do, especially in the inner city. Plus, you get strawberries.

Ron Finley

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About This Quote


Source: "A Guerilla Gardener in South Central LA." TED2013. Feb. 2013. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by "guerilla gardener" Ron Finley means that gardening -- growing your own food -- makes you feel good and is also a way to rebel against the status quo of buying your food. In addition, it provides you with fresh, delicious foods (such as strawberries). The benefits of gardening are especially important in a high-crime urban environment, where people are very separated from nature and in need of a positive outlet. The quote is from Finley's 2013 TED Talk about how he started planting gardens in South Central LA. Watch the full TED Talk here: Ron Finley - A Guerilla Gardener in South Central LA