MacArthur Award to Pioneer Urban Agrarian

October 13, 2008
Will Allen

Will Allen

City farmer Will Allen has been named a 2008 MacArthur Fellow for his agricultural leadership. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.

The brief video clip of Will Allen talking about what he does, and why he does it, offers hope and direction

Petition the next President for a White House community garden

October 9, 2008

5. Citizens ask next president for a White House community garden
As election fever heats up, the presidential candidates are taking stands on many issues including the economy and foreign policy. But what about ensuring that our food is grown in a way that protects the foundations of our food supply, clean water and air and healthy soil?

One organization called The WhoFarm is asking the next President to demonstrate his commitment to sustainable agriculture by installing an organic community garden at the White House. The garden would showcase U.S. breeds of vegetables and would provide local produce for the White House table, nearby schools, and food pantries. Learn more.

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