I love the concept of TED talks – getting ideas out there, sharing fantastic projects and ideas that are actively addressing social, environmental, and other problems. But every time I want to look for some inspiration it's been overwhelming the amount of content that is now out there associated with TED (talks! conferences! events! TEDx!).
So I've come up with a new strategy – in the spirit of starting the day with some inspiration, I am going to watch 1 TED talk per day.
Today's topic: guerrilla gardening in South Central LA. Ron Finley makes a great case for "changing the composition of the soil" – our society. Here's the video:
And my favorite points / quotes from the talk:
- we have to change the composition of the soil – we are the soil
- "growing your own food is like printing your own money"
- if kids grow kale, kids eat kale
- "we have to make this sexy" – gangsta gardeners
- shipping boxes as healthy cafes