Xavier Magazine

Urban Farming

Will Allen, a 2008 MacArthur Fellow and one of Time magazine’s “The World’s Most Influential People,” educated Xavier students on “Growing Power and the Urban Farming Revolution” as part of this year’s Ethics/Religion and Society lecture series. Allen is co-founder and CEO of Growing Power, a nonprofit organization focusing on urban agriculture, low-cost farming techniques and bringing fresh, healthy food to low-income areas. Growing Power’s farm sits on two acres of land within Milwaukee’s city limits and produces vast amounts of food for local residents. The organization empowers urban residents to establish their own farming initiatives.

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