Urban Farmer Envisioning 5-Story Farm Named to Time’s Most Influential 100

Urban Farmer Envisioning 5-Story Farm Named to Time’s Most Influential 100

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farmer-will-allen.jpgIt’s hard to imagine a five-story farm in the middle of a city, but if Milwaukee urban farmer Will Allen is behind the idea, anything’s possible.

After all, Allen is a world hero, according to an issue of Time magazine that hit newsstands today. He’s among 100 individuals and small groups picked by Time editors for the annual “Time 100: The World’s Most Influential People,” which honors ideas, innovations and actions that are “shaping our world.”

Allen already has been dubbed a genius by the John D. and Catherine T. McArthur Foundation, which awarded him a $500,000 “genius grant” in 2008.

Now all Allen and Growing Power’s board of directors must do is find $7 million to $10 million to build the farm that Allen has been envisioning for nearly two decades to take his nonprofit enterprise to the next level.

(READ about Growing Power in the Milwaukee Journal)

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