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The Common Reading Book for 2016-2017:

FireandForgetbookcover The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities
by Will Allen


About the book:

This book traces the journey of Will Allen from professional basketball player and marketing executive to a preeminent urban farmer in inner-city Milwaukee and founder of an internationally recognized organization called Growing Power. Having cashed in his retirement fund to purchase a two-acre plot outside of the city’s largest public housing project, Allen sets out on a mission to transform an urban food desert into a vibrant community organization that provides high-quality, healthy and affordable food to the community as well as jobs and educational opportunities for vulnerable youths.
Electronic books of interest
Alkon, Alison Hope. Black, White, and Green: Farmers Markets, Race, and the Green Economy. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2012.

Hersey, Mark D. My Work Is That of Conservation: An Environmental Biography of George Washington Carver. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011.


Julier, Alice P. Eating Together: Food, Friendship, and Inequality. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2013. 
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Will Allen: 2008 MacArthur Fellow
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There are many subjects related to the themes in The Good Food Revolution. Click on the links below to find additional book resources on these topics:

Urban Agriculture

Community Gardens

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Sustainable Agriculture

Organic Farming

Agricultural Ecology

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