As a former professional basketball player, Will Allen never thought he would trade in his jersey and sneakers for some fertilizer and a rake. But his passion for making fresh food widely accessible to people living in Milwaukee’s low-income urban areas has driven him to create Growing Power, a nonprofit organization celebrating 20 years of providing healthy, affordable food for people in all communities.
Will’s Growing Power operation centers around aquaponics – where a symbiotic relationship is created between fish and plants. Watch Will explain how his system works.
It’s not unusual these days for a restaurant to showcase locally grown produce and locally raised meat. But for some chefs, that’s not enough. At the Madison Club in downtown Madison, Executive Chef Dan Fox has taken the next step – raising his own heritage pigs on a farm near Blue Mounds. Erin Clune paid him and farmer Micah Nicholes a visit.
Woodstock in Wisconsin Today, The story of “Wisconsin’s Woodstock.” 40 years ago this weekend, long-haired hippies and flower children from across the Midwest converged on a small Wisconsin farm for a weekend of peace, love and music –including a band people were just beginning to talk about at the time – The Grateful Dead. Historian Michael Edmonds tells the story…