In 1993, Growing Power’s founder Will Allen bought a two-acre dilapidated industrial site in Milwaukee near its largest housing project and set about creating the most famous urban farm in the US. Allen’s pioneering work in aquaponics (the cultivation of plants and fish in a sustainable ecosystem) and vermicomposting (utilising various species of worm to produce fertile compost), the products of which Growing Power sells, has created jobs and provided fresh, nutritious food for impoverished urban families.

In 2011, Milwaukee Council awarded Growing Power US$425,000 to expand the operations throughout ...


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