Growing Power are an inspiration from Chicago and Milwaulkee run by many people but including Erika and Will Allen. Growing Power is a nationally acclaimed non-profit and land trust that provides equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe, and affordable food.
Their work resonates completely with what we are trying to do:
“Inspiring communities to build sustainable food systems that are equitable and ecologically sound, creating a just world, one food-secure community at a time.”
Here’s Erika…”If you deal with food you deal with everything.” Here she calls for replacing corporate farm subsidies with farm incentives and argues that any and all barriers to growing food on land need to be immediately removed:
Here she discusses how agricultural expertise can bring self sufficiency to the socially disadvantaged, elevate them to a position of advantage and provide critical nutrition:
Here’s their reader on Growing Community Food Systems: