Hundreds Gather in Milwaukee around the Growing Power of Producing Local Food

Sep 10, 2012

Sundiata Ameh-El (left) and fellow member of the Tallahassee Food Network were among 1500 attendees at the Growing Power urban and small farm conference
Credit Susan Bence

Hundreds of people gathered in Milwaukee last weekend to do more than talk about growing fruits and vegetables.

Growing Power – which for many is synonymous with MacArthur Genius awardee Will Allen – put together dozens of workshops and discussion around making local food accessible across communities – while creating JOBS in the process.

Dozens of Growing Power volunteers, interns and employees helped pull off the three-day activity-laden conference.
Credit Susan Bence

WUWM Environmental Reporters Susan Bence joins Ann-Elise Henzl in the studio to talk about three-day conference.