THE WORLD CHIPS IN OVER $500K TO SAVE RON FINLEY’S GANGSTA GARDEN

Wow! This is so beautiful, and we can do it everywhere. Ron Finley’s right: if children plant kale, they will eat kale. It’s as simple as that!

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THE WORLD CHIPS IN OVER $500K TO SAVE RON FINLEY’S GANGSTA GARDEN
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By Dylan Charles, Waking Times

In January of this year we reported on the effort to help save Ron Finley’s Gangsta Garden in South Central Los Angeles, a project which has inspired a global resurgence of interest in gardening, self-sufficiency and good health by growing your own organic food.

Faced with eviction after the project’s headquarters and urban farm was sold to a real estate company, a GoFundMe campaign was setup to help raise the $500,000 needed to buy the property and keep their hard work and vision alive.

“Over the last few years, the owner of the RFP property has been battling with the bank and has made several attempts to receive a loan modification to no avail. The bank recently foreclosed on the property and sold it to Strategic Acquisitions Inc. RFP has requested that Strategic Acquisitions allow them to continue operating from the location as to sustain with the important work they are doing in the community. The only solution they have been offered is to purchase the property, otherwise, face eviction.” [Source]

Read more about the Ron Finley Project here, and here.

As of today, the fundraising campaign has now raised over $517,000 from some 2,656 donors form around the world who value the project and wish to see its continuance in its current location. Donors also include some high-profile people who wish to see this project live on.

The community rallied for him — even creating a GoFundMe page — that caught the attention of natural food giants Nell Newman, co-founder of Newman’s Own, and John Foraker, president of Annie’s.

“We had to come support him and fight no matter what to save it,” Foraker told CBS News.

The team created a Care2 petition to bring in more donations.

“It’s an opportunity for the natural foods industry to give back to support those areas that are food deserts that don’t have any,” Newman said. “They don’t have fruits and vegetables.” [Source]

At present, Ron Finley’s team is working to close the deal which would give them ownership of their headquarters, a place of inspiration and hope for many people around the world.

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Something big is happening in this world when so many people are willing to put such a large amount money on the line to save a garden. It remains to be seen if the effort will pay, as the decision to sell the location to the Ron Finley Project is in the hands of the real estate owners who will have to decide if they will accept the sale of this property.

A petition has been set up to raise signatures in support of the sale of the property, addressed to Strategic Acquisitions, Inc., the firm currently carrying out eviction procedures against the project. Please help by signing and sharing the petition, here.

Will they do the right thing?

CBS News asked Finley thinks the owners of the land will honor what they’ve said?

“Let’s hope so,” he said. “They got a lot of money, but we’ve got a lot of people, we got a lot of souls. It would be beautiful if they did the right thing.” [Source]

Learn more about The Ron Finley Project in this inspiring TED Talk:

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About the Author

Dylan Charles is a student and teacher of Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qi Gong, a practitioner of Yoga and Taoist arts, and an activist and idealist passionately engaged in the struggle for a more sustainable and just world for future generations. He is the editor of WakingTimes.com, the proprietor of OffgridOutpost.com, a grateful father and a man who seeks to enlighten others with the power of inspiring information and action. He may be contacted at wakingtimes@gmail.com.

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The World Chips in Over $500k to Save Ron Finley’s Gangsta Garden

This is soooooo inspiring! Thanks for posting.

Openhearted Rebel

By Dylan Charles,Waking Times 

In January of this year we reported on the effort to help save Ron Finley’s Gangsta Garden in South Central Los Angeles, a project which has inspired a global resurgence of interest in gardening, self-sufficiency and good health by growing your own organic food.

Faced with eviction after the project’s headquarters and urban farm was sold to a real estate company, a GoFundMe campaign was setup to help raise the $500,000 needed to buy the property and keep their hard work and vision alive.

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Ex-Navy Seal Creates Veterans Organization to Expose Pedophiles and Rescue Trafficked Children

Thanks for sharing! When we can shut these operations down we will know freedom, and that day is soon to come. Please share!

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veteransSource:The Free Thought Project | by Matt Agorist, April 3, 2017

To those paying attention, they are able to see the world has a horrifying problem with pedophilia and child trafficking. They are also able to see that the corporate media and the ruling class do very little to expose it — and, in fact, are often exposed for participating in it. However, an ex-Navy Seal and several other veterans are attempting to stop this.

Veterans For Child Rescue (V4CR), as they note on their new website, “was formed specifically to EXPOSE that which has been covered up and suppressed – the dark and disgusting world of pedophile trafficking rings. These rings include members from every level of our society and involve unthinkable trauma inflicted upon innocent babies and children – the soul of our nation.”

The group, which is in the process of forming a 501c3 non-profit, was…

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James Gilliland 3-28-17… “Self Mastery, Tools for Transcending the Ego and Healing Unseen Negative Influences”

Wow, spot on, and right when I needed it!!! Thanks so much to James and KP for this gem to help us find our way back to as well as stay on track!

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This article by James may be helpful to many who are struggling with this right now. Please go to the original.

Much of what occurs for me personally, is that I no longer try to “figure things out”, particularly using the “intellect only” mode. That worked in college and in grad school, but not for today. Today I generally say I “get” things… it’s not intellect, it’s not “feelings”, it’s even more expansive than “coming from the heart”… it is an instantaneous KNOWING. No explanation necessary, and no explanation given. If I “get” to be, do, go, I simply “get” it. And that’s it. Almost NEVER, do I ask, “Why?” I just be, do, or go.

“Masters often say the mind is a good servant, but a terrible master. In the past, the mind has taken many of us on a journey of unfulfillment and dead ends…

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The Free Thought Project 3-30-17… “Americans Finally Waking Up, 60% Believe Mainstream Media Reports Fake News – Poll”

Yes! The awakening of the masses has begun and it will not be stopped!

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To me this is a very uplifting sign.

Found this at Galactic Connection; originally from RT.

“Six in 10 Americans believe mainstream TV and newspaper media outlets report fake news regularly or occasionally, according to a new poll. Fifty-four percent believe online news websites report fake stories on purpose in order to push an agenda… [the poll] found that Republicans (79 percent) were most likely to say that major news outlets transmit fake news stories, compared to 66 percent of Independents and 43 percent of Democrats.

“US President Donald Trump has long lambasted mainstream media for reporting “fake news,” opting to communicate to Americans directly through Twitter and allowing local news stations to take part in daily press briefings, in an effort to bypass national networks.

““It is an understatement to say the new administration’s relationship with the Fourth Estate has not cannot be characterized as friendly or…

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