28 May '12, 9am

How a Fashion Designer's Food Forest is Changing his L.A. Neighborhood (VIDEO)

How a Fashion Designer's Food Forest is Changing his L.A. Neighborhood (VIDEO)

Health Happens Here /Video screen capture When Fashion designer Ron Finley made headlines last year it wasn’t because of his day job, but because of a garden he planted along an L.A. sidewalk. The food forest, as the designer turned urban farmer describes it, was started on a parkway next to his home, and took up the 10-foot-wide, 150-foot-long strip once dominated by unruly grass. Health Happens Here /Video screen capture In May of 2011, Finley was cited because his food garden was out of compliance and ordered to remove all of the overgrown vegetation or apply for a $400.00 permit that would allow it. "People are losing their homes, they're hungry, they're unemployed, and this area is so under-served with nutritional food," Finley told the Los Angeles Times last year. After rallying community support it seems the garden has been saved. Tour Ron Finley’s Food Forest In th...

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