Will Allen


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Urban farming was still a largely unknown concept in 1993 when Growing Power began as a program that offered inner-city Milwaukee teens an opportunity to work by growing food for their community. more

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Jan 22, 2016 2:29 PM I Hate Hollywood

Few Milwaukeeans have attracted as much press in recent years as Will Allen. The charismatic local leader of the urban farming movement, Allen has received national media attention for his more

Aug 14, 2014 1:40 AM Dining Preview

Winners in the City Confidential category for Best of Milwaukee 2013. more

Nov 13, 2013 1:00 AM Best of Milwaukee 2013

The movement is led from the top by the healthy foods initiative of First Lady Michelle Obama and from Milwaukee by Will Allen, founder of Growing Power, named by Time more

May 22, 2013 3:41 PM Taking Liberties

Winners in the City Confidential category for Best of Milwaukee 2012. more

Nov 13, 2012 9:59 PM Best of Milwaukee 2012

Growing Power began in 1993 as a program that offered inner-city Milwaukee teens an opportunity to work by growing food for their community. Since then, Growing Power has received national attention for its efforts and expanded into one of ... more

May 7, 2012 12:00 AM Books

Addicted to convenience and consumption, Americans gorged themselves on the prepackaged, shrink-wrapped products of the supermarket for several generations without giving much thought to the increasingly strange process by which food is produced. .. more

Mar 23, 2012 11:58 AM I Hate Hollywood

In the April 3 general election, residents of Milwaukee's central city will decide the fate of one of the city's most powerful men, Common Council President Willie Hines Jr. Hines is facing a challenge from Milwaukee County Supervisor... more

Feb 22, 2012 12:00 AM News Features 5 Comments

They are the people who will not leave this planet without first bettering it, the citizens who simply cannot live their lives ignoring the fact that they share a community with people who are suffering from hunger. The individuals devoted ... more

Oct 6, 2010 12:00 AM Around MKE 2 Comments

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) presents “Open Up: A Survey of Contemporary Art in Wisconsin.”  Sponsored once every three years under the name “The Wisconsin Triennial 2010” the exhibit features numerous familiar names associa.. more

Jul 8, 2010 1:03 AM Visual Arts

Yeah! Growing Power’s Will Allen is slated to appear with First Lady Michelle Obama tomorrow as she kicks off her campaign to fight childhood obesity. Michelle couldn’t have picked a better guy to help her out. Will’s been an inspi.. more

Feb 8, 2010 9:50 PM Daily Dose

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Sep 24, 2009 12:00 AM Around MKE

America’s best businesswoman, Oprah Winfrey, has recognized the genius of Will Allen’s Growing Power. The inventive, inspiring urban farmer is featured in this month’s O magazine (after being profiled in the New York Times magazine earlier this mo.. more

Jul 22, 2009 4:00 AM Daily Dose

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Jun 10, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

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Feb 11, 2009 12:00 AM Expresso

Least Competent Criminals  (1) In December, Jessica Cohen, 20, went to the Hamilton County (Ohio) Public Defender's ,Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird more

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