A Milwaukee-based nonprofit offering training, demonstration, outreach, and technical assistance in urban agriculture.
"Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities. Growing Power implements this mission by providing hands-on training, on-the-ground demonstration, outreach and technical assistance through the development of Community Food Systems that help people grow, process, market and distribute food in a sustainable manner." Founded in 1993 as a partnership between a Milwaukee youth group and farmer Will Allen, Growing Power is an iconic urban farming project with wide-ranging education programs and collaborations with professionals and communities in the city of Milwaukee and beyond. Growing Power offers training in areas like acid-digestion, anaerobic digestion for food waste, bio-phyto remediation and soil health, aquaculture closed-loop systems, vermiculture, small and large scale composting, urban agriculture, perma-culture, food distribution, marketing, value-added product development, youth development, community engagement, participatory leadership development, and project planning. The organization is also commended for its advocacy of small farmers across the United States.
Learn more at: http://www.growingpower.org/