Ron Finley: A guerrilla gardener in South Central LA

An inspiring (and entertaining) video about urban guerrilla gardening.

This is a great example of focusing on the strengths of a community. Rather than seeing abandoned, run-down blocks of land, Ron sees their potential as gardens. Rather than seeing people as “gangsters” he sees them as potential gardeners.

I don’t know whether he would call his work strengths-based or asset-based, but it certainly is an example of how to focus on community strengths. You’ll notice that he doesn’t shy away from problems within the community, but he approaches them by focusing on community strengths and potential.

If you liked this post, you might also like:

  1. A kids vegie garden on the verge
  2. Kids’ Vegies on the Verge: strengthening a sense of community
  3. Some short inspiring films
  4. What is asset-based community-driven development (ABCD)
  5. Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), environmentalist, Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace & sustainability.
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