Tag Archives: Will Allen

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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TheGrio’s 100: Will Allen, good food revolutionary

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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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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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Food Justice in the City: Growing Power

Milwaukee, WISCONSIN: Growing Power featured in the Spring 2009 issue of Yes Magazine.

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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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FRESH the trailer

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Food Fight the trailer

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“A Good Food Manifesto for America” by Will Allen

(Re-posted from the Growing Food and Justice Initiative list-serve. Please read on. –ed.) A Good Food Manifesto for America by Will Allen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Growing Power I am a farmer. While I find that this has … Continue reading

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NRDC Announces Three Winners of the First-Ever “Growing Green Awards”

The Natural Resources Defense Council named three winners of the First-Ever “Growing Green Awards,” recognizing leaders and innovators in the field of sustainable food.  (Source: NRDC) San Francisco, CA (May 6, 2009) – Three winners of the first-ever Growing Green … 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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Literally Speaking: Transform problems instead of burying them

The old-century question still looms: where to “throw away” all this “waste?” Scenario one, the old method:  Dump industrial boat-loads of agriculture waste into the ocean, slowing the decomposition rate of the waste in the dark, cold, oxygen-deprived underwater environment. … Continue reading

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Obama Tunes to Genius Urban Farmer?

First MacArthur “genius grant,” now calls from Obama team (click above to read full article from Milwaukee Journal Sentinal) see also virtual farmgirl blog: Team Obama Calls on Urban Farm Expert for an Ag Chat Will Allen, Milwaukee’s urban farming … Continue reading

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