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Ron Finley, the gangsta gardener

'Gangsta gardener’ Ron Finley is coming to the Bloom Fringe Festival to discuss the urban gardening revolution and living life on the edge

When Ron Finley planted a carrot outside his home in Los Angeles, it triggered a chain of events that resulted in a warrant being put out for his arrest. Due in Dublin next month to speak at the Bloom Fringe Festival, Finley – or “the gangsta gardener”, as he is known – is about as far removed from most people’s perceptions of a horticulturalist as it is possible to get.

He describes his home in south...

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