Growing Power Inc
Rating: 4.67 stars 3 3 reviews
5500 W Silver Spring Drive Milwaukee WI 53218 USA
Growing power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities.
Growing power supports the development and sustainability of community-based food systems by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities. Growing power implements this mission by providing hands-on training, on-the-ground demonstration, outreach and technical assistance through the development of community food systems that help people grow, process, market and distribute food in a sustainable manner.
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Growing Power is a leader in urban sustainable agriculture and is building the capacity of low-income and under resourced communities to access healthy, local, and affordable food as well as overall community-based food systems development, green job creation, urban neighborhood beautification, sustainable development/renewable energy technologies, localized food production, youth leadership & development, advocate and supporter of community-wide partnerships to impact systemic change, and grass-roots organizing around food & environmental policy. Excellent model for any community seeking to impact food security, environmental degradation, poor health outcomes, and overall improving the quality of life, vibrancy, and environmental health of a community.
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Will Allen was awarded a MacArthur Genius Award for his work. Growing Power owns urban garden properties in Milwaukee, Chicago, and Detroit, has 15 training centers around the U.S., and has helped create similar gardens in Africa and Russia. A leader in the effort to get fresh food to underserved "food deserts" in urban areas.
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Seeing presentation and discussing with friends who are involved with urban gardens in Newark, NJ.
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