South L.A.’s ‘Gangsta Gardener’ speaks at USC

Gangsta Gardener Ron Finley and USC's Arts & Climate Collective
Gangsta Gardener Ron Finley and USC's Arts & Climate Collective

Environmental activist Ron Finley gave a presentation as part of USC’s Earth Week Celebration. Ron Finley, a self-proclaimed “rebel with a green thumb,” empowered students to be “gangsta gardeners” Wednesday as he headlined USC’s Earth Week Celebration in Bovard Auditorium. “Gardening is the gateway drug to humanity, to your campus,” Finley said. “That’s why we all need to know…

Author discusses government land use

JOhn D. Leshy Our Common Ground

UC Hastings College of the Law Emeritus Professor John Leshy hones in on the history of American public lands in his book, “Our Common Ground.”

Earth Week paints Bovard green

Earth Week, Ron Finley

Earth Week featured Ron Finley, also known as the “Gangsta Gardener,” and the Arts & Climate Collective, a collection of student activists and artists involved in the movement for climate and environmental justice. 

Trojan Marketplace debuts at USC Village

Trojan Marketplace - Earth Week

From coffee and pastries to eyebrow services and jewelry, student-run Trojan Marketplace has it all. It’s not your typical Wednesday at USC — bustling crowds, white canopies crashing with the Wednesday wind, the shining Southern California sun and faint indie music playing in the background. Usually, the Farmer’s Market sets up in McCarthy Quad on…