Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Everybody, Meet Will Allen

In case you don't know him already, the Vertical Farmer is pleased to introduce to you Will Allen, an urban farmer in Milwaukee. He has recently made the GOOD 100 list of people, products and ideas that are making our world a better place. Mr. Allen was awarded the prestigious $500,000 MacArthur grant in 2008, nearly 15 years after founding Growing Power, a community farm aimed at providing healthy, local produce for an inner city food desert, bringing salubrious diets to the malnourished.

Will Allen is one of the most recognizable faces in the crowd of those taking whatever steps they can to bring food production back to where the food is consumed. For his work in promoting urban agriculture, Will Allen's is a face we should all be proud to know.

Read what GOOD has to say about Will Allen here.

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