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Why I Nominated Ron Finley for the GOOD 100

Illustration by Lauren Tamaki Ron Finley, a.k.a. the “gangster gardener,” has a renegade approach to counteracting obesity and fast-food...

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Every School Should Have a Farm to Feed Its Students

Our vision for Schoolyard Farms was, and still is, to build farms on every schoolyard that can feed their cafeterias. Unlike Edible Schoolyard and FoodCorps—two admirable organizations that help schools build and maintain school gardens with the support of grant funding and donations—Schoolyard Farms is using a social enterprise model.

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I have always loved working with my hands. It is only now, after five years of farming that I realize I chose to farm as a way to work with my hands every day.

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Why We're Planting Wildflowers Across LA County

We're so excited to be presenting an amazing project by artist Fritz Haeg, entitled Wildflowering L.A.

We're so excited to be presenting an amazing project by artist Fritz Haeg, entitled Wildflowering L.A. The project is huge, occupying the entire urbanized region of the county, and will come together by dispersing native wildflower seeds to local residents and businesses in the fall, then gathering the photos, stories, cuttings, and mapped locations at a central project headquarters during the period of peak bloom in Spring 2014.

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This is the 13th post in The Back Garden Project, one GOOD community member's effort to turn a neglected corner of the city into a thriving garden.

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