A Visit to Growing Power


I had a wonderful opportunity last week to visit an innovative urban called Growing Power.  I’ve wanted to see Growing Power for years and was blessed by my lovely bride who made this trip possible for me. The farm (just like Down to Earth) is 2.5 acres in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The name of the farm, I think, has multiple meanings, but most of the “growing power” comes from the millions and millions of worms that are constantly eating and eating (and pooping and pooping) to create the amazingly rich soil that is the foundation of their farm.  But beyond the many amazing ventures that this farm embarks on (fish farming, mushroom culture, chickens,  goats, bees, micro greens and more), the most impressive value they provide is their position in the community.  They are in a depressed neighborhood and from the farm’s beginning owner Will Allen has worked to create an oasis of fresh healthy food and honest gainful employment.   The movement to  create a truly sustainable food system takes on many forms and Growing Power seems like one great example.  Check out what they are up to here!

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