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Will Allen

Pioneer in the Urban Farming Movement and the Founder of Growing Power; Author, "The Good Food Revolution"

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 Will Allen Biography

His programs transform the lives of low-income families by hiring inner-city residents and working to provide high-quality, healthy and affordable food for all residents in the community. Allen has a simple but life-changing goal: to grow food, to grow minds, and to grow community.

Through a novel synthesis of a variety of low cost farming technologies, Growing Power produces vast amounts of food year round at its main farming site, two acres of land within Milwaukee’s city limits.

Allen considers safe and quality food to be a civil rights issue and has been determined to challenge the disparities in food access and quality in our country and across the world. Growing Power has farm sites in Wisconsin and Illinois, urban farm sites in Milwaukee and Chicago and leads workshops to teach its methods to people from around the world.

Allen has been awarded the MacArthur “Genius” prize, leadership grants from The Ford Foundation and The Kellogg Foundation and was recognized by Fast Company Magazine as “one of the 100 most creative people of 2009”. He has been featured in the New York Times, Better Homes and Gardens, The Chicago Sun Times and ABC News.

Allen received a B.A. from the University of Miami. He later was awarded an honorary Doctor of Agriculture degree from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

After a brief career in professional basketball and a number of years in corporate marketing at Proctor and Gamble, he returned to his roots as a farmer, founding Growing Power in 1993. As a youngster, he had to do chores on his construction worker father’s small farm before he could practice sports. His 3 grown children have similar stories about growing up with him.

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The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities

The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities

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    Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities

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Will Allen

Pioneer in the Urban Farming Movement and the Founder of Growing Power; Author, "The Good Food Revolution"

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Will Allen Biography

His programs transform the lives of low-income families by hiring inner-city residents and working to provide high-quality, healthy and affordable food for all residents in the community. Allen has a simple but life-changing goal: to grow food, to grow minds, and to grow community.

Through a novel synthesis of a variety of low cost farming technologies, Growing Power produces vast amounts of food year round at its main farming site, two acres of land within Milwaukee’s city limits.

Allen considers safe and quality food to be a civil rights issue and has been determined to challenge the disparities in food access and quality in our country and across the world. Growing Power has farm sites in Wisconsin and Illinois, urban farm sites in Milwaukee and Chicago and leads workshops to teach its methods to people from around the world.

Allen has been awarded the MacArthur “Genius” prize, leadership grants from The Ford Foundation and The Kellogg Foundation and was recognized by Fast Company Magazine as “one of the 100 most creative people of 2009”. He has been featured in the New York Times, Better Homes and Gardens, The Chicago Sun Times and ABC News.

Allen received a B.A. from the University of Miami. He later was awarded an honorary Doctor of Agriculture degree from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

After a brief career in professional basketball and a number of years in corporate marketing at Proctor and Gamble, he returned to his roots as a farmer, founding Growing Power in 1993. As a youngster, he had to do chores on his construction worker father’s small farm before he could practice sports. His 3 grown children have similar stories about growing up with him.

Will Allen Videos

  • Will Allen - Keynote Address - Common Ground Country Fair - 2016 ...
    Sep 28, 2016 ... Will Allen, Farmer, Founder and CEO of Growing Power, Inc., delivers the keynote address at the 2016 Common Ground Country Fair,...
  • Will Allen & Kate Duesterberg Keynote - YouTube
    May 10, 2016 ... The 34th National Pesticide Forum convened April 15th-16th, 2016. For more information on our annual conference, visit ...
  • Will Allen On Urban Farming - YouTube
    Feb 18, 2016 ... Will Allen is co-founder and director of Growing Power, Inc., an organization that is transforming the production and delivery of...

Will Allen Books

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Will Allen Speaking Topics

  • The Good Food Revolution

    Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities

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  • How to book Will Allen?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Will Allen for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Will Allen, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Will Allen or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Will Allen?

    Booking fees for Will Allen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Will Allen, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Will Allen?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Will Allen for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Will Allen for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Will Allen or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Will Allen or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Will Allen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Will Allen for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Will Allen generally travels from Milwaukee, WI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jason Clay, Erin Brockovich, Van Jones, Majora Carter and Tristram Stuart. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Will Allen for an upcoming event.

Will Allen Speaker Videos

  • Will Allen - Keynote Address - Common Ground Country Fair - 2016 ...
    Sep 28, 2016 ... Will Allen, Farmer, Founder and CEO of Growing Power, Inc., delivers the keynote address at the 2016 Common Ground Country Fair, the ...
    Will Allen & Kate Duesterberg Keynote - YouTube
    May 10, 2016 ... The 34th National Pesticide Forum convened April 15th-16th, 2016. For more information on our annual conference, visit ...
  • Will Allen On Urban Farming - YouTube
    Feb 18, 2016 ... Will Allen is co-founder and director of Growing Power, Inc., an organization that is transforming the production and delivery of healthy foods to ...
    Agriculturalist Will Allen: 2008 MacArthur Fellow
  • The Good Food Revolution Book Trailer

Will Allen Speaking Topics

  • The Good Food Revolution

    Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities

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