Will Allen comes to NC Nov. 9

November 3, 2009 at 7:42 pm 2 comments

North Carolina, get ready to be inspired. Will Allen, the MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellow and founder of the nonprofit dynamo Growing Power in Milwaukee, comes to the Old North State for a major public lecture on sustainable urban farming Monday Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh.  

It’s free and open to the public but plan to get there early for a decent seat. There also is a related public event earlier in the day in Goldsboro, a reception before the Raleigh lecture, and special reserved seating at the lecture for Friends of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. Click here for details.

Allen is the giant (physically and metaphorically) who converted two acres in downtown Milwaukee into a hyper-intensive, biodynamic, aquaponic, vermiculture, permaculture year-round urban farm. He and a crew of farmers, activists and volunteers of all ages and kinds raise fruits, vegetables, goats, ducks, beef, turkeys, tilapia and Great Lakes perch (!) to feed and educate city residents who otherwise would not have access to healthy local food.

He’s a master of vermi-compost, aquaponics, and community organizing, and he has an amazing success story to tell about how to broaden access to sustainable food and farming. I’ve seen a video presentation but I can’t wait to see him in person.

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