Photos: Stephen Zeigler
WHAT IS THE RON FINLEY PROJECT?
"Most widely known as the “Gangsta Gardener”, Ron Finley inadvertently started a horti-Cultural revolution when he transformed the barren parkway in front of his South Central L.A. home into an edible oasis. Ron unexpectedly became one of L.A.’s most widely known activists.
Ron is planning to build an urban garden in South Central LA that will serve as an example of a well-balanced, fruit-and-veggie oasis called “HQ”. HQ will create a myriad of jobs for local residents, and this plot of land will be a self-sufficient ecosystem of gardening, education, cooking, business learning and management. The community will get their hands dirty together, shovel together, work together and be healthy together." -The Ron Finley Project
At Abeego, our mission is to Keep Food Alive and forge a deeper sense of unity with food & each other. When we learned about Ron's vision to have "communities embrace the act of growing, knowing and sharing the best of the earth’s fresh-grown food", we were filled with a bounty of inspiration and admiration.