The University of West Florida College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities presents the Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series showcasing scholars of outstanding prominence who promote the value and role of the Liberal Arts in building and sustaining contemporary culture.
Question everything, especially where the food on your table comes from.
That was one of the messages that Ron Finley, known as the “Gangsta Gardener,” told the crowd Wednesday at the Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series. The UWF College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities presents the lecture series held at the Museum of Commerce.
“We need to care where our food comes from, and that’s one of the reasons I started growing my own food,” Finley said. “Because I got tired of being in my community and seeing all the people on medications and people sick.”
Finley planted organic vegetables in front of his home in South Central Los Angeles in 2010 and since then has helped usher in a revolution for community gardening. His mission has grown beyond his Los Angeles home and focuses as much on changing culture as it does on growing organic food... Read more from the Center for Research and Economic Opportunity.