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 communities.
In the face of financial challenges and daunting odds, Allen built the country’s preeminent urban farm—a food and educational center that now produces enough vegetables and fish year-round to feed thousands of people. Employing young people from the neighboring housing project and community, Growing Power has sought to prove that local food systems can help troubled youths, dismantle racism, create jobs, bring urban and rural communities closer together, and improve public health. Today, Growing Power helps develop community food systems across the country.
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.