A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from July 21, 2022
“Growing your own food is like printing your own money”

"Growing your own food is like printing your own money” is a saying that has been printed on many images. The line was said by Los Angeles-based fashion designer and “guerilla gardener” Ron Finley during his February 2013 TED Talk, “A guerilla gardener in South Central LA.”


Wikipedia: Ron Finley
Ron Finley is a Los Angeles-based fashion designer to professional athletes, collector of original blaxploitation posters, and proponent of urban gardening. He is known for giving a widely-viewed TED talk on guerilla gardening.

Wikiquote: Ron Finley
Ron Finley is an American fashion designer to professional athletes, also known as a proponent of healthy eating and gardening.

Quotes
Ron Finley at TED2013 (2013)
South Central’s renegade gardener: Ron Finley at TED2013 blog.ted.com, 2013.02.27 Posted by: Helen Walters
. Growing your own food is like printing your own money.

Twitter
Stephanette Smith
@StephIsabel
“Growing your own food is like printing your own money.”
5:37 PM · Feb 24, 2013·MOTOBLUR

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Richard Galant
@richny
Growing your own food is like printing your own money, says Finley #TED2013
8:33 PM · Feb 27, 2013·Twitter for iPad

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TEDxPerth
@TEDxPerth
Ron Finley: “Gardening is my graffiti… I grow my art. Growing your own food is like printing your own money.” #TEDxPerthLive
7:50 AM · Feb 28, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

YouTube
A guerilla gardener in South Central LA | Ron Finley
Mar 6, 2013
TED
Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA—in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.”
4:30
“Growing your own food is like printing your own money.”

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Liza Mosquito de Guia 🇵🇭🇺🇸
@SkeeterNYC
Super inspiring @TED Talk >> “Growing your own food is like printing your own money” -Ron Finley, Gangsta Gardener http://ow.ly/iAyKc
2:58 PM · Mar 8, 2013·Hootsuite

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COMMON
@common
“Growing your own food is like printing your own money” (c) Ron Finley
8:45 PM · Mar 10, 2013·Hootsuite

Google Books
Food, Health, and Culture in Latino Los Angeles
By Sarah Portnoy
Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield
2016
Pg. 147:
L.A. urban farmer Ron Finley proclaims that “growing your own food is like printing your own money.” In his 2013 TED Talk, Finley describes his neighborhood of South L.A. as a food desert, a land of “liquor stores, fast food, ...

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Pomp 🌪
@APompliano
“Growing your own food is like printing your own money” - Ron Finley
9:56 PM · Mar 13, 2022·Twitter Web App

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