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This Guy Says Plants Can Change People. So What If He Plants A Garden In A Gang-Ridden Neighborhood?

I’ve never met anybody who looks at his sidewalk or his community quite the way Ron Finley does. Watch this video full-screen and take in some surprising moments of beauty from South Central Los Angeles. 

This Guy Says Plants Can Change People. So What If He Plants A Garden In A Gang-Ridden Neighborhood?
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One little girl took pictures of her school lunches. The Internet responded — and so did the school.

If you listened to traditional news media (and sometimes social media), you'd begin to think the Internet and technology are bad for kids. Or kids are bad for technology. Here's a fascinating alternative idea.

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This article originally appeared on 03.31.15

Kids can innovate, create, and imagine in ways that are fresh and inspiring — when we "allow" them to do so, anyway. Despite the tendency for parents to freak out because their kids are spending more and more time with technology in schools, and the tendency for schools themselves to set extremely restrictive limits on the usage of such technology, there's a solid argument for letting them be free to imagine and then make it happen.

It's not a stretch to say the kids in this video are on the cutting edge. Some of the results he talks about in the video at the bottom are quite impressive.

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