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Written by Colleen Owens
Prepping (Seceding AND Succeeding - One Family at a Time)
“Growing your own food is like printing your own money!”
This sentence seems like something most could imagine coming from a libertarian/conservative type person that practices “prepping”. Instead it is something that Ron Finley said in a recent TED Talk. Finley is a self-proclaimed “guerilla gardener” from South Los Angeles.
Watching his video, Finley does not seem like a conservative prepper and the people in neighborhoods he is trying to help definitely are not conservative. Yet, much of what he has to say about growing your own food is very similar to the philosophies held by people that consider themselves ‘preppers’.
Finley, along with other volunteers, is working to plant vegetables in urban vacant areas around where he lives. His TED Talk has gone viral with ove r 615,000 views as of March 26th. In Finley’s lecture, he talks about helping poor urban areas often referred to as “food deserts” because of the lack of grocery stores and fresh food. His group is trying to teach food independence.