Making change sexy

If kids grow kale, kids eat kale. If they grow tomatoes, they eat tomatoes. But when none of this is presented to them, if they’re not shown how food affects the mind and the body, they blindly eat whatever you put in front of them. . . . We gotta’ make this sexy. I want us all to become ecolutionaries, renegades, gangstas. We gotta’ flip the script on what a gangsta is. . . . Be gangsta with your shovel, and let that be your weapon of choice.— Ron Finley, A guerilla gardener in South Central LA, Ted.com

Surrealist black and white photos from Gilbert Garcin

Additional photos by Dawn Growth, Mark Carper; header – Talkeetnas, by Toby Schwörer