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    DescriptionA pioneering urban farmer and MacArthur "Genius Award" winner points the way to building a new food system that can feed--and heal--broken communities. The son of a sharecropper, Will Allen had no intention of ever becoming a farmer himself. But after years in professional basketball and as an executive for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Procter & Gamble, Allen cashed in his retirement fund for a two-acre plot a half mile away from Milwaukee's largest public housing project. The area was a food desert with only convenience stores and fast-food restaurants to serve the needs of local residents. In the face of financial challenges and daunting odds, Allen built the country's preeminent urban farm--a food and educational center that now produces enough vegetables and fish year-round to feed thousands of people. Employing young people from the neighboring housing project and community, Growing Power has sought to prove that local food systems can help troubled youths, dismantle racism, create jobs, bring urban and rural communities closer together, and improve public health. Today, Allen's organization helps develop community food systems across the country. An eco-classic in the making, "The Good Food Revolution" is the story of Will's personal journey, the lives he has touched, and a grassroots movement that is changing the way our nation eats.


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    Title
    The Good Food Revolution
    Subtitle
    Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Will Allen, With Charles Wilson, Foreword by Eric Schlosser
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 395 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781592407101
    ISBN 10: 1592407102
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: KNAC
    B&T General Subject: 180
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BIC subject category V2: RNU, JFCV
    BISAC V2.8: SOC055000
    BIC subject category V2: VSZ
    Ingram Theme: DEMO/URBAN, GEOG/WISCON
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17870
    BISAC V2.8: BUS070010, HOM022000
    BIC subject category V2: TVF
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: TEC003070
    DC21: 631.5
    DC22: 631.5
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: CKB031000
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/WIMILW
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: S494.5.U72 A45 2012
    Thema V1.0: VSZ, JBCC4, TVF, KNA
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    GOTHAM BOOKS
    Imprint name
    GOTHAM BOOKS
    Publication date
    10 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    After retiring from professional basketball and executive positions at Kentucky Fried Chicken and Procter & Gamble, Will Allen became the CEO of Growing Power. He lives in Milwaukee. Charles Wilson is a journalist and the coauthor with Eric Schlosser of the #1 "New York Times "bestselling children's book "Chew on This: Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food."
    Review quote
    "Will Allen is a hero and an inspiration to urban farmers everywhere. Now, with "The Good Food Revolution", we learn how Allen rediscovered the power of agriculture, and in doing so transformed a city, its community, and eventually the world - with the help of millions of red wiggler worms. Told with grace and utter honesty, I found myself cheering for Allen and his organization, Growing Power." - Novella Carpenter, author of "Farm ""City "and "The Essential Urban Farmer"