Urban farmer Will Allen, who was raised as a sharecropper's son, had successful careers in professional basketball and corporate sales before taking on the local food movement. When Allen saw how poor communities in Milwaukee lacked access to fresh, healthy food, he bought a cluster of abandoned greenhouses. He recruited kids from a nearby housing project and launched Growing Power, an organization that teaches farming principles and offers sustainable foods to neighborhoods in need.
Allen's memoir, The Good Food Revolution, describes how a passion for farming can change the way America eats.
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