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The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities


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A pioneering urban farmer and MacArthur Genius Award-Winner points the way to building a new food system that can feed- and heal- 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 and Gamble, he cashed in his retirement fund for a two-acre plot just outside 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 locals.

Despite financial challenges and daunting odds, Allen built the country's preeminent urban farm-a food and educational center that now produces enough produce and fish year-round to feed thousands. Employing young people from the neighboring housing project and community, Growing Power shows how 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.

About the Author

After retiring from professional basketball and executive positions at Kentucky Fried Chicken and Procter and Gamble, Will Allen became the CEO of Growing Power. He lives in Milwaukee. Charles Wilson is a journalist and the coauthor with Eric Schlosser of the #1 New York Times bestselling childrenandrsquo;s book Chew on This: Everything You Donandrsquo;t Want to Know About Fast Food.

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Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities
Allen, Will
Cooking and Food-US Ethnic
Agriculture - Agronomy
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Paperback / softback
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from 12
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8.51 x 5.79 x 1.06 in 0.87 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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