Tag Archives: urban farming

Will Allen Profiled by Van Jones in Time 100

At one time, the term urban farm sounded like an oxymoron. No longer. A new movement is sprouting up in America’s low-income neighborhoods. Some urban residents, sick of fast food and the scarcity of grocery stores, have decided to grow … Continue reading

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Will Allen Heading to White House to Help First Lady Launch Obesity Initiative: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

From today’s JS Online: Milwaukee urban farmer Will Allen is on his way to the White House to share a podium with First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday. (…) Allen said Monday that he also plans to invite the First … Continue reading

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Finding Solutions with Urban Farms: CNN

MILWAUKEE, USA: CNN’s “Solutions” features Will Allen and Growing Power. Watch the video here.

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Will Allen on Urban Farming

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The Slow Food USA Blog: Growing Food and Justice

CHICAGO, USA: A Slow Food write up in promotion of organizing like the Growing Food and Justice Initiative, and farming like Growing Power.

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Food Producing City (series): Oakland, USA

November Reader Survey: Which projects, places or reports should everyone know about Oakland, California? 1.) People’s Grocery is a community-based organization in West Oakland that develops creative solutions to the health problems in (the) community that stem from a lack … Continue reading

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Graffiti and Grub on CAN-TV, Chicago

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Graffiti and Grub’s LaDonna Redmond Profiled in Time Magazine

CHICAGO, USA:  From Graffiti and Grub:  “LaDonna Redmond was recently profiled in Time Magazine as one of only 25 “Responsibility Pioneers” nationwide.” From Time Magazine: LaDonna Redmond considers opening an organic-food market on Chicago’s South Side the act of a … Continue reading

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Graffiti and Grub on ABC 7, Chicago

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Food is Freedom By LaDonna Redmond, The Nation Magazine

Chicago, USA: LaDonna Redmond writes about the connection between food and freedom in the September issue of The Nation: I believe that all communities should have access not just to food outcomes but to the production and distribution methods by … Continue reading

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Will Allen Loves Worms: Twin Cities Daily Planet

From an article written by SHEILA REGAN and published in yesterday’s Twin Cities Daily Planet: Can worms help solve racism? Well, they may be part of the solution. Longtime sustainable agriculture guru Will Allen spoke at an event at Midtown … Continue reading

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Will Allen of Growing Power: FRESH, the documentary

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Street Farmer: NYTimes Weekend Magazine, July 5th

MILWAUKEE, USA: This weekends NYTimes Weekend Magazine includes a compelling 4 page feature on Will Allen, urban farming genius and Growing Power’s CEO and founder.  Written by ELIZABETH ROYTE, the article is linked  here. (…) Show Allen a pile of … Continue reading

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Flint, Michigan considers ordinance changes to enhance urban agriculture

FLINT, USA, reported from City Farmer: It’s not that Flint officials are opposed to residents growing their own food in backyards or on nearly 2,800 vacant residential lots within the city limits (a list that’s still growing to the tune … Continue reading

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Urban Farming Movement ‘Like a Revolution’: CNN

ATLANTA, USA:  From a report today on CNN– Read the full story here: On a plot of soil, nestled against the backdrop of skyscrapers in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, a group of residents are turning a lack of access to fresh … Continue reading

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The Garden

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: “The Garden” documents the struggle of South Central Farmers (SCF) to reclaim their land.  June 12 and 13 will mark the three year anniversary of the encampment evictions.

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Third Anniversary of the South Central Farmers Encampment Eviction, June 12 and 13, 2009: Los Angeles, United States

FRI, and SAT, JUNE 12-13, 2009: 3RD ANNIVERSARY of the SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS ENCAMPMENT EVICTION June 12th, 2009 8:00 am – 9:00 am Rally outside City Hall 9:00 am  Press Conference 10:00 am – 12:30 am Pack the city council … Continue reading

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Green Collar Heroes: The Root

Ambessa and Zakiya Harris, Grind for the Green Green Collar Heroes, a slide-show in recognition of excellent work, featured at the Root: “The green movement is about more than celebrities driving hybrid cars and building green homes. It’s about everyday … Continue reading

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Growing Power Wins Major Kellogg Grant: Award Will Help Create Green Jobs, Aid Reeling Detroit

Milwaukee – May 4, 2009 – The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, one of the nation’s largest charitable organizations, has announced that Growing Power Inc. will receive $400,000 for a plan to create sustainable jobs among vulnerable urban populations. The project, called … Continue reading

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Growing Power Founder Up For National Award

The Milwaukee Sentinel with the scoop. …The Natural Resources Defense Council announced Tuesday that (Will) Allen (founder of Growing Power) is one of three food producer finalists for the first-ever Growing Green Awards. …The awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated … Continue reading

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