Urban Farmer Puts Selfish, Selfless, Synergy in Action

This “Gangsta Gardener” TED Talk by Ron Finley shows how  to redesign reality by putting Selfish, Selfless, Synergy in action. Ron Finley, for selfish reasons, started growing his own food so he could nourish himself. He was Selfless by making this healthy food free and on the street so more would eat healthy food because Drive-Thru’s were killing more in his neighborhoods than drive by’s.

This idea is synergistic because they are working to turn 26 square miles, or the equivalent of 20 Central Parks, of vacant lots in Los Angeles into gardens and Farmers Markets to supply good food to many. He describes how planting food is like printing money because these lots provide enough area to grow 724,838,400 Tomato Plants.

AMAZING! Ron Finley shows us how he is generating comprehensive improvements by creating interactions so everyone and everything benefits by using Selfish, Selfless, Synergy! I hope you are as inspired as I was by this TED Talk, Enjoy!

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  1. […] Previously I shared to wonderful stories about the benefit of Community Gardens here – with Will Allen’s work  Growing Healthier Food, People, & Communities and the work of Ron Finley in Los Angeles at Urban Farmer Puts Selfish, Selfless, Synergy in Action. […]

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  2. […] story of Will Allen is similar to my former post, Urban Farmer Puts Selfish, Selfless, Synergy in Action. This post however is about former basketball star Will Allen’s Growing Power organization. […]

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