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Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010
They are the people who will not leave this planet without first bettering it, the citizens who simply cannot live their lives ignoring the fact that they share a community with people who are suffering from hunger. The individuals devoted to improving Milwaukee’s food system contribute to the movement for various reasons—be it economic, social, environmental, spiritual, personal, educational or a combination of...
07.22.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
America�s best businesswoman, Oprah Winfrey, has recognized the genius of Will Allen�s Growing Power. The inventive, inspiring urban farmer is featured in this month�s O magazine (after being profiled in the New York Times magazine earlier this month, and a full four years after gracing the Shepherd�s cover). Allen, his staff and the supporters of Growing Power earn their praise day after day, ten...
Sunday, May 17, 2009
...Inspiration can always be found on a tour of Will Allen's Growing Power, through the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, at the Urban Ecology Center, at a meeting of the Milwaukee Urban Agriculture Network (MUAN), or by connecting to the Shorewood Victory Garden Initiative, Alice's Garden in Johnson's Park, or the Bay View Garden and Yard Society. To learn more about renting a plot from the county, contact the UW-Extension program. (Space is limited, so you may have to wait a year for some land.)...
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009

Plus Jerks and Blogs of the Week

He was unknown to most people before the Shepherd Express profiled him in a cover story on Sept. 22, 2005, but Milwaukee’s Will Allen is now enjoying the national spotlight for his revolutionary agricultural innovations. Allen, who received a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” in 2008, launched the urban farm Growing Power...
Friday, Sept. 26, 2008

Plus Winners and Jerks of the Week

In an appalling attempt to create news, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, in its usual role as the lapdog for the right-wing elements of the business community, distorted and blew up an innocuous vote by a Milwaukee Public Schools board committee to explore the question of the state’s role in public education.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Cooking the Wisconsin way

Not everyone grows up in a home where they help their parents prepare meals and, in doing so, absorb their family’s recipes and cooking tips. Culinary know-how that only comes from experience isn’t always passed down to the next generation, and cookbooks only take an inexperienced chef so far.

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