Watch this TED Talk by Artist/Gardener, Ron Finley who is transforming his community in South Central LA by growing food:
See, I’m an artist. Gardening is my graffiti. I grow my art…I beautify lawns parkways. I use the garden, the soil like it’s a piece of cloth and the plants and the trees, that’s my embellishment for that cloth. You’d be surprised what the soil could do if you let it be your canvas. You just couldn’t imagine how amazing a sunflower is and how it affects people… To change the community, you have to change the composition of the soil. We are the soil.