I watched this TED talk with my kids just this morning. It is extraordinary what a few people, a few seeds, and a lot of motivation can do.
Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.”