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Ron Finley: "Growing your own food is like printing your own money!"

Ron Finley, 'Gangster Gardener'


I was in the car and switched the channel to NPR and listened to a great story about a guy who started a community garden. You can listen to the story here: NPR: TED Radio Hour - How Can You Give A Community Better Health - May 17, 2013

When I listened it immediately won me over. This guy's message is superb. And, props to the quote "Growing your own food is like printing your own money!" .

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was fantastic. Made my night.

Now that's

what I'm talking about!

I love posts like this and aquaponics, great stuff! Love the alternative energy posts too, be free, be independent.

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Good stuff! "meet me in the

Good stuff! "meet me in the garden with a shovel"...

End The Fat
70 pounds lost and counting! Get in shape for the revolution!

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lets have a dig in.

I hope everyone here will be marching against Monsanto and GMO etc...
this Saturday, May 25 .... find out where.

If close to Missouri - I hope there will be a good turnout at Monsanto HQ which is in St Louis.

Tend your gardens and give your neighbors some.

Great video - thanks


Growing your own food also tends to promote charity and community when you end up with extra to share with your neighbors.

Three words......

Permaculture; companion planting: If farmers employed these techniques and grew food the way nature does in jungles and forests, there'd be little or no need for fertilizers or pesticides or hybrid or GMO seeds and our food would be 1000 times more nutritious. Look up those terms and use them in your gardening and watch the miracles. Also watch the free documentary "Back to Eden" on YouTube.


Don't forget less water usage as well.

Haha - "Plant Some Shit"

Good for this guy. Great to see someone actually doing instead of just talking. If more people would "Be the change" this world would be such a better place.

Seed is more powerful than a



Save your own seeds too

Some plants are easy and some are more challenging.

Growing is good

Any time you can properly grow your own food, it is a good thing. Learning to have a proper garden that includes flowers and other plants that attract beneficial insects and aid in repelling damaging insects is a lifelong learning process. I no longer have a garden, but still can my own tuna and salmon. A legal size sturgeon would also be nice.

Living in an apartment limits quantity, but does not eliminate the ability to have a few things in pots. One of my children lives in an apartment, yet grows basil, rosemary, and a few other herbs, cutting his food bill by a few dollars a year and giving him more than a bit of satisfaction.

This guy is great.

This guy is great.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

NOT - "like printing your own money!"

I have the utmost respect for Ron. What he is doing is very powerful.

But there is more risk to growing food in the real world than the fake world of printing money.

There is an investment and the issues of disease -- poorly timed weather and harvest -- not to mention pests and critters.

the only risk is doing

the only risk is doing nothing.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

I respect what you are

I respect what you are saying. But Ive never felt threatened by my garden and i've had some big ones. You should probably elaborate on why you think me growing food is more dangerous than Bernanke and his fat friends destroying the global economy. :|

In the interest of keeping Ron Finley bumped...

Veteran gardeners are beyond being tried.

It's the newcomers that are discouraged after planting some seeds and having poor results that I speak of.

Or they spend so much money on "store bought" solutions that growing their own doesn't make financial sense.

Growing your own is work and we need to be straight about it so newcomers don't feel mislead.

Not only is raising your own food like printing money

but anything you do to cut out a middle man and self sustain is like printing your own money. Repair your own appliances, build your own garage, fix your own car etc... Anything that you can do yourself is like printing your own money. That is why time is money and you are worth what your abilities can produce.

I have wanted..

for a long time to organize a community garden in my town...this is what inspiration is all about...

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An alternative to growing

An alternative to growing your own food is to buy in bulk from farmers who raise healthy food and then preserve it by canning, freezing, pickling, or drying.
You can probably buy a whole bushel of tomatoes from a farmer for less than you can grow it, particularly if you count your time. Then get the whole bushel into jars in less than a day.
Preserving food is kind of fun too and some people enjoy it more than the growing part.

Growing Heirloom Veggies

Has saved me hundreds at the Grocery, and they taste soooooo much better as well.
Saving and preparing seed is a bit of a pain, take tomato seeds for example, but even if everything else goes " poof ", my family will eat. God so willing.

Thanks for the post., good stuff.

God Bless
Stēkō Parrēsia

Drew, by the very grace of GOD through the blood of Christ Jesus.
"there shall come after us men whom shall garner great wealth using our system, and having done so shall seek to slam the door of prosperity behind them." George Washington

Yeah growing your own garden

Yeah growing your own garden is great. I do it every summer and its always the freshest most delicious produce. Its so easy too.. You just set up the soil plant them and water them. An it has been raining a good bit so this season has been very low maintenance so far.