May 15 2012
Growing Power's Will Allen is probably the most well known Milwaukeean in the world right now. He and Growing Power are revolutionizing urban farming. Now Allen aims to spread what he has accomplished to the rest of the country through his new book "Good Food Revolution."
"In the face of financial challenges and daunting odds, Allen built the country’s preeminent urban farm—a food and educational center that now produces enough vegetables and fish year-round to feed thousands of people. Employing young people from the neighboring housing project and community, Growing Power has sought to prove that local food systems can help troubled youths, dismantle racism, create jobs, bring urban and rural communities closer together, and improve public health. Today, Allen’s organization helps develop community food systems across the country.
An eco-classic in the making, The Good Food Revolution is the story of Will’s personal journey, the lives he has touched, and a grassroots movement that is changing the way our nation eats."
Will Allen appear on CNN recently to talk about his book and how he wants to create a better food system in the country.