Dc Food March• Odysee - Grounded in Truth
1. The Ron Finley Project
We envision a world where people know nutrition and where it comes from. Where all ages embrace the act of growing, knowing and sharing the best of the earth's fresh-grown food.
The Ron Finley Project is teaching communities how to transform food deserts into food sanctuaries, and teaching individuals how to regenerate their lands into creative business models. We envision and want to facilitate a world where gardening is gangsta!
Gangsta: projecting strength on one's own terms, hip, cool, innovative, revolutionary, resolute, vital, the cutting edge.
2. Gangsta Gardener leads march to promote food equity and urban gardening
Food insecurity is a growing problem across the country. According to Feeding America, one out of every six children in D.C. faces hunger.
Ron Finley, the internationally known urban garden advocate known as the 'Gangsta Gardener,' was in D.C. Monday on a mission to march from one of our food deserts in Anacostia.
About three dozen advocates holding signs crossed the South Capitol Street Bridge, through the southwest waterfront to the National Mall. Their mission was to educate people forced to live in food deserts that despite the lack of grocery stores in their communities, they can take back their health.