GETTING TO THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM!
This is great stuff by Mr. Ron Finley, a Guerilla Gardener in South Los Angeles. I located this story at Zengardner’s site — http://www.zengardner.com/ron-finley-a-guerilla-gardener-in-south-central-la/
Ron Finley: A Guerilla Gardener in South Central LA
Most people cannot afford Organic “Designer” produce markets. The food is marked up 3X what it should be. You have to pay EXTRA so the food is not “Sprayed” with pesticides and chemicals. Why should only the elite be able to afford Organic food? Inner city communities (read — the poor and govt. dependent) can only afford the Non-Food, Drive Through, Dollar Menu “Fast Food” crap, that provides ZERO food value. This all exacerbates the obesity crisis in America.
In the inner cities (and elsewhere), people have to obtain “permission” to plant and grow their own food — How ridiculous is this?! SEE? Another system of “control”, keeping people down.
Let’s help educate our children what our grandmothers’ knew about providing food for their children? Growing food has become a “Lost Art”, and it needs to be rediscovered.
If people can learn to feed themselves, then WE can “Take Back” what Big AG (Monsanto) have taken away from people. This is the first time in history, when an entire society is relying on big corporations to feed us. And WE SEE what kind of food they desire for us to eat. Its like a feed lot with the animals, where they’re “fattened up” before going to slaughter.
Grok the parallels here. This is a deep subject. When a garden is planted, it not only provides food and creates and sustains healthy minds and bodies…it also attracts bees, butterflies, and birds. A former “dead” area, becomes “alive”. Gardens and healthy food are a beautiful thing to behold.
Do what you can in your own area. I’m going to begin where I live, helping folks plant gardens.
We all know that lack of food, and crap food is a huge problem, but it is also the Solution, as Mr. Finley states.