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
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:
email@example.com 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