Access: Growing a Community
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When: March 22, 2011
5:00 to 8:30 PM
Where: Milwaukee Public Library's Centennial Hall
733 N. 8th Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53202
United States
Contact: Rose Markovic
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Note: Due to illness, Will Allen was unable to attend this event. Sweet Water Organics Co-founder Jim Godsil spoke in his place.
For more information about Sweet Water, click here.>>

Growing a Community With Will Allen

Who better to help us launch our third set of adopted nonprofits than Milwaukee's urban farmer, Will Allen—a man who has devoted his life to serving our community? Start the evening by meeting all of our new adopted nonprofits—learn what they're doing for the community and how you can get involved. Then, get inspired as Will Allen shares his story of dedication to the Milwaukee community.


Will Allen, son of a sharecropper, former professional basketball player, ex-corporate sales leader and now farmer, has become recognized as among the preeminent thinkers of our time on agriculture and food policy. The founder and CEO of Growing Power Inc., Will is widely considered the leading authority in the expanding field of urban agriculture. Will promotes the belief that all people, regardless of their economic circumstances, should have access to fresh, safe, affordable and nutritious foods at all times.

Using methods he has developed over a lifetime, Will trains community members to become community farmers, assuring them a secure source of good food without regard to political or economic forces.

In 2008, Will was named a John D. and Katherine T. McArthur Foundation Fellow and was awarded a prestigious foundation "genius grant” for his work. He is also a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and in February 2010, he was invited to the White House to join First Lady Michelle Obama in launching "Let’s Move!” her signature leadership program to reverse the epidemic of childhood obesity in America. In May 2010, Time magazine named Will to "The Time 100: World’s Most Influential People."

Will has been featured in:
New York Times Magazine · The New York Times · O, The Oprah Magazine · TIME

fee includes full-belly appetizers & cash bar

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