“Growing out of Hunger” — Jan 27, 2011

If people can grow safe, healthy, affordable food, if they have access to land and clean water, this is transformative on every level in a community.  I believe we cannot have healthy communities without a healthy food system.” Will Allen

Peter Ladner’ s “The urban farming explosion” features Will Allen and says “More city dwellers are growing their own food. It’s good business.”

Will Allen of Growing Power, Inc., is a former pro basketball player now feeding 10,000 people and starting a community food revolution out of his inner-city farms in Milwaukee and Chicago. For a visual introduction to Will Allen’s work, have a look at this video or this one.

After two postponements because of knee operations, Will Allen’s Vancouver presentation has been scheduled for the  Croatian Cultural Centre, Vancouver, on Thursday, January 27, 2011, 7–9 p.m. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required.

Learn more and register.

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