On my way to work the other day, I listened to a podcast from TED Radio Hour, called “Giving It Away.” One of the speakers was Ron Finley. Intrigued, I watched his TED Talk (up top, or click here).
It is riveting.
Finley lives in an area that has a lack of healthy food options. Sick of that, he and some colleagues planted a garden in a vacant lot. He said he was tired of the reality he saw, and so, he wanted to manufacture his own reality.
The vegetables are free to the community. He asks people to help him and contribute hours to the garden.
I think all that is great, and I wanted to share it. I love stories about people who refuse to accept the status quo. I love it when people take action.