Book Review: The Good Food Revolution by Will Allen

It’s been on my heart to reblog this post for several reasons, but especially now that the media is so flagrantly reinvigorating its attempts to start a race war in this country. “The Good Food Revolution,” by Will Allen offers incredible inspiration on so many different levels. In addition to urban farming, turning a depressed, toxic area into an amazingly productive organic farm and eco-model for home gardens, inventions (i.e. the Garden Tower Project), vermicomposters and aquaponics farms, Will Allen shares some tremendously valuable (and surprising) insights about race relations and black history in the US.

I recommend this book for all the obvious reasons, but right now, I hope people will read Will Allen’s words, feel his stories, and let them sink in and transform lives. This man walks his talk, and his wise, humble words are sure to awaken and heal some of the deepest scars across our land and culture, as we create new possibilities for abundance, respect and empowerment.

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A few weeks ago, we enjoyed the privilege of listening to Will Allen, CEO of Growing Power, at the Nanovic Institute’s “The Future of Food” Symposium. On our way back from lunch, David and I got the chance to speak privately with Will, so we decided to buy his book and have him sign it. I expected to learn about urban farming and community outreach, but little did I know how riveting I’d find “The Good Food Revolution“!

I’ve lost track of how many diverse people I’ve suggested to read this book — just in the past week! Not only does Will share the expected tips about composting and working with urban youth, but “The Good Food Revolution” offers an in-depth history of: sharecropping, the Great Migration, African American culture, family farms, agriculture, family life, country and urban living, and professional basketball. Will tells his family’s story…

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  2. […] skills development, and access to real food and real jobs. Sow self-reliance and grow hope like Will Allen of Growing Power and Ron Finley, the guerilla gardener of South Central Los Angeles […]



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