Milwaukee Man Brings Fresh Food Options To The City’s Low-Income Urban Areas

By Andy Soth | April 29, 2014


As a former professional basketball player, Will Allen never thought he would trade in his jersey and sneakers for some fertilizer and a rake. But his passion for making fresh food widely accessible to people living in Milwaukee’s low-income urban areas has driven him to create Growing Power, a nonprofit organization celebrating 20 years of providing healthy, affordable food for people in all communities. 

Will’s Growing Power operation centers around aquaponics – where a symbiotic relationship is created between fish and plants. Watch Will explain how his system works.

Andy Soth

Andy Soth

Andy Soth is a reporter for the “Wisconsin Life” project who grew up in a neighboring state but now loves Wisconsin because it’s like Minnesota without the smugness. 

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