No more citations for curbside veggies in Los Angeles

Some great news for a Friday morning – Ron Finley, “the renegade gardener” of L.A., has just won the motion to amend the ”Residential Parkway Landscaping Guidelines” which prohibited community gardens in unused public lands. To learn more about his movement check out:  Minus The Box TED Talk Tuesday Ron Finley A Guerrilla Gardener 

 

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Planting a vegetable garden beside a road is no longer a fineable action in Los Angeles.

In a major victory for TED speaker Ron Finley, otherwise known as the renegade gardener of South Central, the Los Angeles City Council voted 15-0 on Tuesday to allow the planting of vegetable gardens in unused strips of city land by roads. The council is opting to waive the enforcement of a city law that requires sidewalks and curbs to be “free of obstruction” in the case of vegetable gardens designed for community use. The city will stop enforcing this law immediately.

[ted_talkteaser id=1685]On the TED2013 stage, Finley described getting a citation for planting a vegetable garden on his curb.

“I live in a food desert, South Central Los Angeles, home of the drive-thru and the drive-by,” he said. “So what I did, I planted a food forest in front of my house…

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