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Growing Power Inc.



 
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Growing Power inc. grows:
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Corn
  • Eggplant
  • Eggs
  • Green Beans
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Micro-greens
  • Onions
  • Perch
  • Potatoes
  • Tilapia
  • Tomatoes
Sustainable Profile: Produce, Proteins, Local, Eggs
Mileage to Chicago: 89.4 Miles
Milwaukee, WI

Description
 
In 1993, Growing Power was an organization set up by farmer Will Allen to provide teens who needed work with jobs around his farm. Now, Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization that helps to provide healthy, high quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities. They provide hands-on training, cooking demonstrations, educational outreach and technical assistance to people and communities in order to better develop community food systems. Growing Power grows, processes, markets and distributes food in a sustainable manner.

At Green City Market, meet father-daughter farmers Will and Erika Allen, both of whom are rural and urban farmers. Will is executive director of Growing Power and Erika is its Chicago projects manager/development director. In 2008, Will was awarded a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” for his work on urban farming and sustainable food production.

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