Love these folks! They’ll pump you up for changing the world, whether it relates to veggies, or not!

First, here are some inspiring TED talks about vegetable garden power:

Stephen Ritz: A Teacher Growing Green in the South Bronx.

Seriously. You gotta see this guy’s talk through to the end. He’s a wild man, on a mission, empowering so many kids!

Pam Warhurst: How We Can Eat Our Landscapes

Hear how volunteers in one town changed their landscape and thinking.

Noah Wilson-Rich Every City Needs Healthy Honeybees

I’m a fan of native bees because of The Bumblebee Queen but this fellow does the job for honeybees and he is inspiring!

But I don’t have to travel that far for inspiration because there’s a huge community gardening movement here in the Michiana area. Sara Stewart is an amazing leader and there are so many volunteers. See what’s happening in Indiana:  Unity Gardens. I’ll be at their fundraiser tomorrow.

And here’s a lovely book about the enduring meaning of a garden by an Indiana author and illustrator: The Goodbye Cancer Garden. (Janna Matthies and Kristi Valiant)

An interview on Jama Rattigan’s blog.