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Review for Growing Power Inc, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Heard presentation at Land Trust Alliance rally in Milwaukee.

Review for New Jersey Conservation Foundation, Far Hills, NJ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Highly professional staff and strong board. NJCF celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010, while completing 46 land transactions. Just completed a 1,100 acre wetlands restoration project in the Pinelands, the largest project on the East coast, and won the Governor's award. NJCF owns more than 20,000 acres, and has helped preserve more than 120,000 state-wide, roughly 5-1/2 times the size of Manhattan. We will have bought or helped preserve over 1,100 more acres by the end of 2011.

Role:  Board Member & Raised money, participated in many events & meetings.

Review for New Jersey Conservation Foundation, Far Hills, NJ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

NJCF is the most influential land trust in NJ. Virtually every other group in the state comes to NJCF for help/advice when structuring land deals, stewardship, legal issues, or advocacy. NJCF has helped preserve over 120,000 acres of farm and open space, working across the entire state - no other group does that. We own land or easements totaling 20,000 acres, including the massive 9,400 Franklin Parker Preserve in the Pinelands. 2010 marks our 50th anniversary ni the business of land preservation. See for more info, the NJCF page on Facebook, or call 888-526-3728 (888-LAND-SAVE) to volunteer or join.

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How did you learn about this organization?

From a former Board president.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Achieve Land Trust Alliance accredidation while continuing "business as usual" to the greatest extent possible.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Permanent funding source for purchase of open space, farm land, etc.

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Role:  Board Member & Participated in many projects & events during the past 5 years.