Can Guerilla Gardeners Transform Food Deserts?

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Two years ago, LA Times columnist Steve Lopez reported on Ron Finley, a resident of South Los Angeles. In what’s often called a healthy-food “desert,” Finley had planted a vegetable garden for himself and his hungry neighbors. But the food was growing on the city-owned strip of land between the street and the sidewalk, and Finley was ordered to cease and desist. City Council President Herb Wesson promised to change the anti-food law. Now—two years later—Lopez finds that nothing has changed.
Credits

Guests:
Steve Lopez - columnist for the LA Times - @LATstevelopez, Ron Finley - Ron Finley Project - @ronfinleyhq, Bernard Parks - Los Angeles City Councilman - @BernardCParks

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Kerry Cavanaugh, Katie Cooper, Evan George, Anna Scott, Caitlin Shamberg, Christian Bordal, Sonya Geis