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Community Leaders Worry About Growing Power

Community Leaders Worry About Growing Power

Financial troubles point to uncertain future for Will Allen’s famed urban farming organization.

MATC Hosts Sustainability Summit and Exposition May 3-4
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MATC Hosts Sustainability Summit and Exposition May 3-4

Summit attendance is free for all attendees.

Milwaukee to Host 2,500 Professional Women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. at its Central Regional Conference, April 6-9, 2017
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Milwaukee to Host 2,500 Professional Women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. at its Central Regional Conference, April 6-9, 2017

The gathering is expected to bring more than 2,500 attendees, fill almost 3,000 hotel rooms and generate $2.4 million in direct spending.

St. Ann Center’s Sr. Edna Lonergan to Receive Donald Driver Award
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St. Ann Center’s Sr. Edna Lonergan to Receive Donald Driver Award

Donald Driver will present the award at the March 25 black-tie event at Milwaukee's historic Pfister Hotel.

Sieger on Songs: All Hail Vladimir Putin!
Sieger on Songs

All Hail Vladimir Putin!

Randy Newman’s new song “Putin” is clever, scathing and oh-so-timely.

Government, Business and Non-profit Leaders Celebrate Launch of Milwaukee County Urban Orchards with Ceremonial Tree Planting
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Government, Business and Non-profit Leaders Celebrate Launch of Milwaukee County Urban Orchards with Ceremonial Tree Planting

The Milwaukee County Organic Fruit Orchards Are the Largest Such Orchards in the United States and are Expected to Bear Fruit Within Three Years

UWM’s Basting wins MacArthur genius grant
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UWM’s Basting wins MacArthur genius grant

Basting is the first UWM faculty member to earn the MacArthur Foundation’s highest honor.

Will Allen Named Food Revolutionary in 1st Ever Rodale 100
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Will Allen Named Food Revolutionary in 1st Ever Rodale 100

Will Allen is honored to be selected and to know that Rodale and their community finds his years of work to be inspiring.

Lakefront Brewery’s Growing Power Ale Honored at 6th Annual Good Food Awards
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Lakefront Brewery’s Growing Power Ale Honored at 6th Annual Good Food Awards

Lakefront Brewery was one of 14 breweries recognized at the event.

School proposed at troubled urban farm
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School proposed at troubled urban farm

Investor sues Will Allen’s Milwaukee venture as for-profit urban farm sprouts weeds
Theater: The Rep Tries Agatha Christie
Theater

The Rep Tries Agatha Christie

Its production of ‘The Mousetrap’ is fun but long on melodramatics.

Milwaukee County’s SEED Program Progresses With Partners
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Milwaukee County’s SEED Program Progresses With Partners

Fresh Mobile Market and Urban Fruit Orchard Move Forward; Will Allen Leases Land for Fruit Trees

Neighborhood House Welcomes Will Allen at Upcoming Gala
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Neighborhood House Welcomes Will Allen at Upcoming Gala

Community center celebrates 70 years with fundraiser and silent auction

Former Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist, Venice Williams of Alice’s Garden and more to lead the 2015 Alverno Community Conference
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Former Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist, Venice Williams of Alice’s Garden and more to lead the 2015 Alverno Community Conference

This year’s theme, “A Tapestry of Sustainability,” features over 30 interactive sessions

National-International Urban Agriculture & Small Farm Conference: Continues to ‘Grow the Good Food Revolution’
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National-International Urban Agriculture & Small Farm Conference: Continues to ‘Grow the Good Food Revolution’

Will Allen and Michael Pollan, two from TIME’s list of 100 most Influential people (2010) will discuss “Building a Fair Food Economy to Grow Healthy People” to kick off the conference.

A Conversation with Michael Pollan & Will Allen
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A Conversation with Michael Pollan & Will Allen

Tickets on sale now for this once in a lifetime event!

City Business: Refuge Smoothie Café
City Business

Refuge Smoothie Café

Joshua Janis is building an empire of fruit smoothies, one cafe at a time.

Running For Good Food

Running For Good Food

Growing Power's 5K run supports organization and combats urban food deserts.

MPS aquaponics programming expanding thanks to $98,000 from AT&T, NEA Foundation
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MPS aquaponics programming expanding thanks to $98,000 from AT&T, NEA Foundation

Funding will expand program in Milwaukee to 5 new schools; Farming project grows students’ interest in STEM; photo gallery link below

Growing Power Provides 40,000 Lbs of Carrots to Schools

Growing Power Provides 40,000 Lbs of Carrots to Schools

Group sets record for largest farm-to-school fresh food procurement ever in the U.S.

20 Years of Urban Farming

20 Years of Urban Farming

Will Allen and Growing Power celebrate two decades an an international leader in the field.

King Drive Commons Development Improves North Side

King Drive Commons Development Improves North Side

Team of developers create townhomes at Center and MLK Dr.

Plenty of Horne: Pabst Leader’s Salary Far Below Smiley’s
Plenty of Horne

Pabst Leader’s Salary Far Below Smiley’s

Pabst boss Gary Witt makes less than a third of what Smiley makes. Ald. Bauman questions this.

Murphy’s Law: The Rise of MU Law School
Murphy’s Law

The Rise of MU Law School

How it became the state's leading pollster and a high profile place for public forums.

Growing Power food market grand opening in Bronzeville today
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Growing Power food market grand opening in Bronzeville today

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs will join Will Allen of Growing Power today to announce the grand opening of Growing Power’s Deli & Food Market located in Bronzeville in the King Commons Development at 2737 N. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Chatter: Will Allen Goes Viral
The Chatter

Will Allen Goes Viral

From ABC News to Colbert, everybody is celebrating Will Allen.

Agricultural Urbanism

Agricultural Urbanism

“Growing Local” is a great example of how New Urbanism has evolved to keep current with recent developments in urban planning. While the interface of agriculture and urbanism was barely touched upon in urban theory only, 10 or even 5 years ago, the economic downturn and increasing food prices have made the relationship between people and their food a key issue in addressing the sustainability of the built environment for the long term.

Growing Power is Going Vertical (Renderings)

Growing Power is Going Vertical (Renderings)

Will Allen, who has made Growing Power into a nationally-recognized organization is attempting to take the urban farming movement to the next level with his vertical farm proposal.

The Joy of Food: A tribute to the urban agrarian
The Joy of Food

A tribute to the urban agrarian

Forging a way: Walnut Way brings urban renewal to Lindsay Heights.

The Roundup: Jim Glynn Dead at 64
The Roundup

Jim Glynn Dead at 64

I had no idea it would be this soon.