Will Allen: Street Farmer

Will Allen, founder and CEO of Growing Power Inc., is recognized as the preeminent practitioner of urban agriculture in America and throughout the world. Will grew up on a small farm in Maryland, the second-youngest of six children of a sharecropper. Despite a strict rule of his father’s – no sports until all farm chores […]

Hello and Welcome to the New Growing Power Website!

Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities. Founded in 1993 by former pro basketball player Will Allen, Growing Power is the last […]

The Good Food Revolution

The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities by Growing Power CEO Will Allen with Charles Wilson, Forward by Eric Schlosser (author of Fast Food Nation) Published by Gotham Books Our very own CEO, urban farming pioneer and MacArthur “Genius Award” winner points the way to creating an innovative food system for inner-city […]