Feb 2, 2010

If you are growing food, thinking about food, working in food justice, or ready to

learn how to get started in 2010, please join us for this up-close and personal

conversation with a leader in the urban food movement.

Free and Open to the Public!

On February 3rd, 2010, 7 to 9 pm at the Mercer Middle School Auditorium on Beacon

Hill, Creatives4Community in partnership with Seattle Neighborhood Group presents:

A Community Open House with Will Allen -

"Urban Farming: Food Justice for All"

Will Allen, Founder and President of Growing Power, Inc., and 2008 MacArthur Genius

Grant Recipient, shares his experiences and strategies on how to build urban farms

rooted in community building, social and food justice, and sustainable

small-agriculture entrepreneurship.

Seattle has many successful established and emerging programs to reduce hunger and

provide access to healthy, locally grown food. It is time for an evolution,

collaboration and improvement. Join supporters of the local urban farming movement

for an evening of insight, information, and clarity with Growing Power's Will Allen

to discuss and consider ways Seattle and King County residents can strenthen and

advance their role in local food justice.

Allen's "green" work in Milwaukee, Chicago, Atlanta, and other US cities provides

examples of his commitment to making fresh, nutritious food available to everyone as

a way to stimulate economy, improve health, and create green collar employment.

This event will be presented in an "Actors Studio" format and moderated by Seattle's

own Vivian Phillips. The event will be held at Mercer Middle School Auditorium,

located on Seattle's Beacon Hill - 1600 South Columbian Way Seattle, WA 98108

Please join us and for more information please contact:

contact@creatives4community.org or (206) 508-1260

"This is not just a movement. It's well beyond that. It's a good foods revolution,"

Will Allen, Growing Power, Inc. CEO

This event is sponsored by the Seattle Department of Planning & Development, Vulcan

Inc., Seattle Parks & Recreation Department, Seattle City Schools, and Seattle

Neighborhood Group.

"Before" Pictures! - Looking North

"Before" Pictures! - Looking North
Longfellow in Feb 2008