Ron Finley’s TED Talk on Guerilla Gardening in South Central LA

Ron Finley says, “Food is the problem and food is the solution.” He planted food forests all over LA as an act of guerilla activism. Food is his art. Food is a tool for transformation. Food is defiant.

Watch his TED Talk:

Ron proves that you don’t have to be a perfect speaker to be effective. Effectiveness is not about your performance skills, it is about what happens to your listeners as a result of who you are being with them.

He is powerful, he is present. Ron is authentic. Ron is being with his audience, as he is, with his regional accent, defiant attitude and pacing style. The audience loved him. They gave him a standing ovation! He deserved it.