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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- 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, he cashed in his retirement fund for a two-acre plot just outside 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 locals. Despite financial challenges and daunting odds, Allen built the country's preeminent urban farm-a food and educational center that now produces enough produce and fish year-round to feed thousands. Employing young people from the neighboring housing project and community, Growing Power shows how 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
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 283
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781592407606
    ISBN 10: 1592407609
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T General Subject: 170
    BIC subject category V2: KNAC
    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
    BISAC V2.8: BUS070010, BIO026000, HOM022000
    BIC subject category V2: TVF
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    BISAC V2.8: TEC003070
    DC21: 631.5
    DC22: 631.5
    BISAC V2.8: BUS067000
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    Ingram Theme: LOCL/WIMILW
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    LC classification: S494.5.U72 A45 2013
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white halftones
    Publisher
    GOTHAM BOOKS
    Imprint name
    GOTHAM BOOKS
    Publication date
    02 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    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."