Tangentially Speaking

236 – Ron Finley (Gansta Gardener)

By March 19, 2017 September 14th, 2019 No Comments

Ron looked around at his neighborhood and saw a need for nutritious food, community, and knowledge. So he started planting seeds.

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Here’s a story about Ron’s struggle with the bank, and here’s the site where you can contribute to his legal defense.

Music: “Between a Bullet and a Target,” by Citizen Cope; “Kind Had a Dream,” by Natty.

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Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA -- in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where "the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys."

Beatnik Sessions is a series of films from Beatnik Online (http://www.beatnikonline.net) - exploring independent artists from a diverse set of genres. Filmed live at various locations our intention is to support great music in a beautiful way. Reggae/soul singer Natty passes through for this episode of Beatnik Sessions and performs his breath taking and thought provoking single 'The King Had A Dream' .

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