Will Allen

Will Allen is CEO and founder of Growing Power in Milwaukee, WI
Time Magazine: 100 Most Important People in The United States, founder and CEO of Growing Power Inc., Will is recognized as the preeminent practitioner of urban agriculture in America and throughout the world. Will grew up on a small farm in Maryland, the second-youngest of six children of a sharecropper. Despite a strict rule of his father’s – no sports until all farm chores were done – he became a standout basketball player in high school and the first African-American scholarship athlete at the University of Miami. He eventually became the men’s basketball team captain, and still holds a number of Miami Hurricanes records. Will graduated with a degree in education.
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