Growing Power gets a genius grant

Congratulations to Will Allen, the man behind Milwaukee's forward-thinking urban farm, Growing Power, who was recently awarded a $500,000 MacArthur Fellowship.

Growing Power's two-acre farm--the last remaining farm located within the city limits--utilizes an integrated system of greenhouses, hoophouses, aquaculture, vermiculture, and composting to raise a half a million dollars worth of healthy, affordable foods for its low-income neighbors each year. It's a pretty badass program and hopefully the MacArthur attention will help launch similar farms in other cities.

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