Urban Farm

Time recently listed Will Allen as one their 100 Most Influential (10 May 2010).  His kudos were written by Van Jones (founder of Green for All and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress):

“At one time, the term urban farm sounded like an oxymormon.  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 good food for themselves.

One of the movement’s (literally) towering icons is Will Allen, 62, of Milwaukee’s Growing Power Inc.  His main 2-acre Community Food Center is no larger than a small supermarket.  But it houses 20,000 plants and vegetables, thousands of fish, plus chickens, goats, ducks, rabbits and bees.

People come from around the world to marvel–and to learn.  Says Allen:  “Everybody, regardless of their economic means, should have access to the same healthy, safe, affordable food that is grown naturally.””

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2 Responses to Urban Farm

  1. Susan says:

    “United Order” at it’s finest???

  2. Noah Doroski says:

    I found your blog on Google, is there any way you can point me to a video on the subject ? – I am very excited about this blog, I am also very excited about green ICF homes, I will be checking on your blog very soon

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