12 Jun '12, 12pm

Will Allen

Will Allen

Will Allen. (Photo by Growing Power .) In his new autobiographical book, The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities , we see a different side of MacArthur Genius and urban farmer Will Allen. The book takes readers behind the scenes to witness the process of trial and error behind Growing Power , the Milwaukee-based urban farm, CSA, and youth training program that put Allen on the map. But The Good Food Revolution is much more than a how-to guide. The story extends back to Allen’s family’s escape from sharecropping, his childhood on the land, the basketball career that pulled him out of poverty and allowed him to travel, his work for various corporations — including a stint at KFC and one at Procter and Gamble — and his eventual return to farming. Alongside his own story, Allen also recounts the stories of several people who were instrumental to...

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