Join us as we welcome Will Allen and the Growing Power team to Detroit to train and educate our community on urban agriculture!
Friday, June 4, 2010, 7:00 pm
Will Allen lecture
Location: Nsoroma Institute
20045 Joann Street
Detroit, MI 48205 (3 blocks S. of E. 8 mile, 4 blocks west of Schoenherr St.)
Price: $20.00 per person
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00am to 6:00pm
Workshops at D-Town Farm at Rouge Park
Location: W. Outer Dr. between W. Chicago and Orangelawn
Subjects: Hoop house Construction and Vermicomposting
Workshop cost is $100.00 for both days, which includes Continental breakfast and a full lunch each day.
Call (313) 345 3663 if you have questions or need further information.
About Will Allen
Will Allen, son of a sharecropper, former professional basketball player, ex-corporate sales leader and now farmer, has become recognized as among the preeminent thinkers of our time on agriculture and food policy. The founder and CEO of Growing Power Inc., a farm and community food center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Will is widely considered the leading authority in the expanding field of urban agriculture. At Growing Power and in community food projects across the nation and around the world, Will promotes the belief that all people, regardless of their economic circumstances, should have access to fresh, safe, affordable and nutritious foods at all times. Using methods he has developed over a lifetime, Will trains community members to become community farmers, assuring them a secure source of good food without regard to political or economic forces.
In 2008, Will was named a John D. and Katherine T. McArthur Foundation Fellow and was awarded a prestigious foundation “genius grant” for his work – only the second farmer ever to be so honored. He is also a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, and in February 2010, he was invited to the White House to join First Lady Michelle Obama in launching “Let’s Move!” her signature leadership program to reverse the epidemic of childhood obesity in America. In May 2010, Time magazine named Will to the Time 100 World’s Most Influential People