2011 Growing Power Weekend in Detroit
Will Allen, a McArthur Fellow and founder of Growing Power, Inc of Milwaukee, will return to Detroit to share his
knowledge and expertise at the following events:
Friday, August 12, 2011 at Evans Solutions (formerly
the Akwaaba Community Center)
8045 Second, corner of Seward, Detroit, MI 48202, from 7-9 pm
Special Pricing $15 general admission, $10 Seniors (60+) and Students with ID. Group rates available
Large Scale Composting - Saturday, August 13, 2020 9am-6pm, at D-Town Farm, (inside Rouge Park)
14027 W. Outer Drive,
between Plymouth and W. Chicago, Detroit, MI 48219
Recession Buster Special Price $45, including light breakfast and
Workshop: Solar Energy Installation - Sunday, August 14, 2020 9am-6pm, at D-Town
Farm (inside Rouge Park)
14027 W. Outer Drive, Between Plymouth and W. Chicago, Detroit, MI 48219
Special Price $45, including light breakfast and full lunch
for all three events for only $85.
Scholarships are available.
Please call 313 345-FOOD for more information.
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WILL ALLEN BIO
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., a farm and community food center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Will is widely considered the leading
authority in the expanding field of urban agriculture. At Growing Power and in community food projects across the nation and
around the world, 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
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 – only the second farmer ever to be so honored.
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.
For more information, check out
the Growing Power web site