Growing Power Awarded Genius Grant

September 23, 2008 at 8:17 am

Congratulations to Will Allen, founder and chief of Growing Power, on receiving a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant”. For 15 years, Mr. Allen and Growing Power has supported urban communities through sustainable agriculture, education, and outreach. Mr. Allen started farming with Milwaukee teenagers and growing food directly for their communities. Today, Growing Power has expanded to urban farms in Chicago, as well as agricultural education centers throughout the U.S.

This grant is a significant acknowledgement of the strong bond between a community and agriculture. Mr. Allen and Growing Power have used that bond to feed, educate, and inspire. With this $500,000 grant, we can continue to look for great things from Growing Power for years to come.

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