Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Will Allen visits CMH


Will Allen's venture, Growing Power is celebrating its 20th anniversary of providing safe, affordable and healthy foods to communities. Since 1993, we have built community relationships, offered training and hands-on experiences to continue our mission. We are excited to be a national leader of the Good Food Movement and we look forward to the next twenty years!

Growing Power transforms communities by supporting people from diverse backgrounds and the environments in which they live through the development of Community Food Systems.  These systems provide high-quality, safe, healthy, affordable food for all residents in the community. Growing Power develops Community Food Centers, as a key component of Community Food Systems, through training, active demonstration, outreach, and technical assistance. 
Will Allen, the Chief Executive Officer believes, "If people can grow safe, healthy, affordable food, if they have access to land and clean water, this is transformative on every level in a community.  I believe we cannot have healthy communities without a healthy food system." 
Growing Power's goal is a simple one: to grow food, to grow minds, and to grow community

Growing Power began with a farmer, a plot of land, and a core group of dedicated young people.  Today, our love of the land and our dedication to sharing knowledge is changing lives.  

Special thanks to CMH parent Tom Schmitt, with CMH students Meghan and Tyler Schmitt, for his help in bring Will Allen to CMH for this great event.

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