The Good Food Revolution
A pioneering urban farmer and MacArthur Genius Award-Winner points the way to building a new food system that can feed — and heal — communities.
Despite financial challenges and daunting odds, Allen built the country’s preeminent urban farm — a food and educational center that now produces enough produce and fish year-round to feed thousands. Employing young people from the neighboring housing project and community, Growing Power shows how local food systems can help troubled youths, dismantle racism, create jobs, bring urban and rural communities closer together, and improve public health. Today, Allen’s organization helps develop community food systems across the country.
An eco-classic in the making, 'The Good Food Revolution" is the story of Will’s personal journey, the lives he has touched, and a grassroots movement that is changing the way our nation eats.