In L.A. You Can Use City Land To Create A Free Vegetable Garden… – Eco Snippets

In L.A. You Can Use City Land To Create A Free Vegetable Garden…

In L.A. You Can Use City Land To Create A Free Vegetable Garden...

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When Ron Finley received an arrest warrant for planting vegetables in front of his house, he decided to take a stand.  A member of his gardening group, Green Grounds, started a petition and gathered the community to take action.  The Los Angeles Times picked up the story and then he started to get global attention.

The city council also took notice and the warrant was revoked.  Now, the policy has been changed and under a new law, the city will allow free gardens next to sidewalks.

“It’s about you changing your life and being responsible for your health, and for your community. It’s you taking a stand that this is mine,” said Finley.  “We’ve basically been enslaved by food companies, and they’re killing us slowly. There’s other means and other ways to supply food.”

Not only does it improve the morale and the health of the community, but, according to Finley, “It’s walking outside your door and being greeted by hummingbirds and dragonflies and bees, and a green, healthy ecosystem.” Watch below as Finley delivers a powerful TED talk, outlining his strategies and actions for a greener city (via Minds)…

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We need more of this!

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Melissa Morgentaler

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Robin Bergh,Shelly Bell

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Robin Bergh,Shelly Bell

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Love this guy?

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People will probably ruin it

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my city would arrest you !

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This is about time
Years ago here in Vancouver BC Canada we were allowed to use our boulevards to grow
Vegetables & then city
politicians stopped allowing it and planted grass at the taxpayers expense & hired people to mow & dump chemicals at the taxpayers expense!! Stupid goes a long way back.

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Admire this mans’ tenacity

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Tell the Gold Coast Council!

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Tell all of Australia.

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Dara DiGerolamo you and Nate can become gorilla gardeners.

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That’s a great idea… instead of weedy grass that needs to be watered and or cut all the time, you get food.

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