Welcome to Cranky Puppy Farm!

This blog belongs to two Gen X-er's smackdab in downtown Kansas City where we've been renovating and decorating two old Victorians built in the 1890's. Our life is filled with 3 demanding Pomeranians (1 of them cranky, of course), honking cars, noisy neighbors and the hustle and bustle of city life but we dream of the day when we can move to our 40-acre farm and hear nothing but the wind and the cows next door. Until then, we're chronicling our triumphs and mishaps here as we try to garden and preserve on 2 city lots, raise chickens, and learn all those things we should have learned from our grandparents. Welcome to our world - we hope you'll stay awhile!

Gangster Gardening

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

“Gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do, especially in the inner city. Plus, you get strawberries.”
-Ron Finley, artist and guerilla gardener in South Los Angelos

This guy has a really powerful message for all of us and not just those of us in the inner city.  His TED talk below is just 10 minutes long and well worth your time.



  1. Awesome! I love TED, they always have such amazing thinkers, movers and shakers on there. Time to go gangster on the gardening (now that the snow is melting).

  2. Will listen to this tonight... are you guys going to the civic center on Saturday for the foods?

    1. I'll be there and I'm trying to talk Christine into delaying her last trip for moving stuff so that she can come with me. I was just logging on to see if you were going. I'd love to say hello in person. What time will you be there?


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