Field trip to growing power in Milwaukee, Aug. 7

Monday, August 02, 2010

There’s still some room for you to come along on Saturday’s field trip to Growing Power.

What’s Growing Power? It is a non-profit organization that runs urban farms that are pretty darned amazing. Growing Power teaches about and promotes a high-yield, environmentally-sustainable system for urban agriculture developed by Will Allen, a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" awardee. The Growing Power Vision: Inspiring communities to build sustainable food systems that are equitable and ecologically sound, creating a just world, one food-secure community at a time.

(Growing Power's Will Allen - One of Time Magazine's 100 people who most affect our world)

When: THIS Saturday, August 7. The tour starts at 2:30 p.m. We should leave Monona by 12:30-ish.

Where: Milwaukee Headquarters and Urban Farm, 5500 W. Silver Spring Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53218

Who: We have space for 15 more people in the tour.

How much: The tour is $10 per person, payable to Growing Power when we take the tour.

How to sign up: Send an email to, and since we'll arrange carpools, please let me know if you would like to offer to drive or need a ride. It would be helpful to also have a phone number, just in case.

How to get there: We’re carpooling. (Total Travel Estimate: 1 hour 29 minutes / 80.52 miles / Roundtrip Fuel Cost: $16.30 at 27 MPG)