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The Good Food Revolution

Growing Healthy Food, People, And Communities

By Will Allen, 1949-

A pioneering urban farmer and MacArthur “Genius Award” winner points the way to building a new food system that can feed—and heal—broken communities.

The son of a sharecropper, Will Allen had no intention of ever becoming a farmer himself. But after years in professional basketball and as an executive for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Procter & Gamble, Allen cashed in his retirement fund for a two-acre plot a half mile away from Milwaukee’s largest public housing project. The area was a food desert with only convenience stores and fast-food restaurants to serve the needs of local residents.

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.

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Book

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Publish Date

2012

ISBN

9781592407101


Format: Book
Author: Allen, Will, 1949-
Title: The good food revolution : growing healthy food, people, and communities / Will Allen with Charles Wilson.
Publisher Date: New York : Gotham Books, 2012.
Subject: Urban agriculture -- Social aspects. Food supply -- Social aspects. Alternative agriculture Sustainable agriculture Community gardens
Isbn: 9781592407101
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: 631.5 All
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Bib Id: 389715

Format: Book
Author: Allen, Will, 1949-
Title: The good food revolution : growing healthy food, people, and communities / Will Allen with Charles Wilson.
Publisher, Date: New York : Gotham Books, 2012.
Description: xiv, 256 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Urban agriculture -- Social aspects.
Subjects: Food supply -- Social aspects.
Subjects: Alternative agriculture
Subjects: Sustainable agriculture
Subjects: Community gardens
Other Author: Wilson, Charles, 1974-
LCCN: 2011045592
ISBN: 9781592407101
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: 631.5 All