This permacultural music & arts festival honoring mother Nature is focused on community and sustainability within urban landscapes. A community benefit for The Ron Finley Project.
Affectionately known as the Gangster Gardener, Ron Finley changes lives with his passion for urban farming, a task he took on when one day he realized fast-food and low-quality processed foods were killing his community, South Central Los Angeles, inflicting far more damage than drugs and crime.
"The drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys. I live in a food prison.. It’s all by design just like prisons are by design. I just got tired of being an inmate. So I figured, let me change this paradigm, let me grown my own food. This is one thing I can do to escape this predestined life that I have unwillingly subscribed to."
– Ron Finley
Ron envisions a world where gardening is gangsta, where cool kids know their nutrition and where communities embrace the act of growing, knowing and sharing the best of the earth’s fresh-grown food.
‘Dig This’ centers around earth, growth, sustainability, community and preservation, with a central focus on the Ron Finley Project. The event will span across several areas of media and performance:
• Live Music Performances
• Panels / Roundtable Discussions
• Sound Baths
• Pop-up Vendors
• Visual Art
• Short Film / Video art screening
It was imperative to host ‘Dig This’ within a space that encourages sustainability and inspires individual change - and Moonwater Farm, The Comptons is the epitome. An urban microfarm in Compton, CA, Moonwater provide access for youth and residents of South Los Angeles to organic farming, livestock raising and healthy food preparation and preservation. Their intention is to re-establish connections to homesteading history and develop opportunities for learning, training and potentially employment in the food systems of Los Angeles.