Human Interest

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

Will Allen

About the Program

Will Allen recounts his career change from a former professional basketball player and executive at Procter & Gamble to urban farmer.   In 1993, Mr. Allen, CEO of Growing Power, bought a two-acre plot of land in close proximity to Milwaukee's biggest housing project.  From this initial purchase, Mr. Allen created an urban farm that now grows forty tons of vegetables and raises 100,000 fish that can feed ten thousand people a year.  Will Allen speaks at Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee.

About the Authors

Will Allen

Will Allen is a former professional basketball player and executive at Procter & Gamble.  He is the CEO of Growing Power and is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and was named a John D. and Katherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow in 2008.  For more information, visit growingpower.org.


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

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