on view: guerilla gardening

Ron Finley, a resident of South Central Los Angeles,California, was sick and tired of not having access to fresh food in his neighborhood. When he decided to do what humans have done throughout history and grow his own food, city leaders objected to his “unregulated” usage of vacant lots, curbsides, and medians. Finley’s recent TED talk on his plan to eradicate the food desert he lives in is riveting and inspiring. Since 2011, museums and gardens have been encouraged to join similar efforts through the Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens program, led by U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and backed by The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Join a free webinar on May 16, 2013 to learn more about how museums and gardens can get involved.