Will Allen, Farmer, Founder and CEO of Growing Power
On the credential side of things, Will is recognized as a preeminent practitioner of urban agriculture in America and throughout the world. He grew up on a small farm in Maryland, the second-youngest of six children of a sharecropper. His father had a strict rule about no sports until all farm chores were done. It served Will well as he went on to become a standout basketball player and the first African-American athlete at the University of Miami. Impressive right? And that was only the beginning of his incredible journey. Will has been an innovator in methods of composting, vermicomposting (using worms to refine and fertilize compost) and aquaponics (growing fish and food plants in a closed system). Fast forward to today. Growing Power is involved in more than 70 projects and outreach programs in Milwaukee, across the United States and throughout the world. Another great show guest ready to share his incredible, important and relevant journey. This show made possible due to the generous support of The Fairfax Companies.