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Monday, April 12, 2010

Former NBA player to speak on growing food in urban areas

From an article in the LaCrosse Tribune:

What do you do after a professional basketball career?

If you’re Will Allen, you found Growing Power Inc., a nonprofit urban farm and food system training center in Milwaukee.

The La Crosse Earth Week Coalition is bringing Allen to La Crosse for a free presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Graff Main Hall auditorium at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Earlier in the day, Allen will visit the Franklin Elementary School Garden with the after-school program.

He will have dinner at 5 p.m. at the Hillview Greenhouse Life Center.

After a short professional basketball career and a number of years in corporate marketing, Allen returned to his roots as a farmer to found Growing Power, a nonprofit that helps provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities. . . .

The La Crosse Earth Week Coalition is a group of public, private and nonprofit organizations working together to improve the quality of the environment in the Upper Mississippi River Valley. For more information, go to www.greenlacrosse. com.

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