When interviewing Ron Finley, the man known as L.A.’s “guerilla gardener”, what should you bring him as a token of your appreciation? Stick with what you know he’ll like: something plantable.
When Senior Editor Shayna Rose Arnold sat down with TED-talking soil guru Ron Finley for this month’s City Thinker, she brought him 31.5 grams of organic seeds. The urban gardener couldn’t say no to the packets of baby spinach, heirloom zucchini, pole beans, container lettuce, and scallions. Now that’s what we call the perfect present.