The Guerrilla Gardener of South Central LA

The funny thing about sustainability? You have to sustain it….

Those who, often with good cause, criticise TED talks for promoting a cult of preening prattle by globetrotting gurus, need to remember that there is some substance amongst the vacuous babble.

One such is this talk by Ron Finlay, of South Central LA, where the city owns some 26 sq miles of ‘vacant lot’, the equivalent of 20 Central Parks. In a part of the city that suffers eight times the obesity rate of nearby Beverley Hills, Ron had an idea….