12 May 2015

Urban Farmer Who’s Starting A Revolution

This inspiring video emphasizes the Sunrise Springs’ guiding principles of Learning Through Experience (Therapeutic Gardening), and Food As Medicine.

Will Allen has been a professional athlete and worked in corporate America. Still, he says, being a farmer is the biggest and most rewarding path he could have chosen. Will is the founder of Growing Power, an organization dedicated to teaching people in urban Milwaukee how to grow good food. “We’re only six blocks away from Milwaukee’s largest public housing project,” he says. “When people drive by the street and they see the greenhouses on the front, they have no idea that we feed about 10,000 people just from this farm alone.” See more of Will’s mission above and find out how the simple act of planting seeds has turned the lives of countless children around.

Presented by OWN Super Soul Sunday, a Super Soul Original Short