The Good Food Revolution: Will Allen to Speak with Bed-Stuy


Bed-Stuy is undergoing a Food Revolution – and you can be a part of it! Next weekend, Brooklyn Rescue Mission is throwing a food, equity, and agriculture event on July 21, 22, and 23. Good Food Revolution leader Will Allen of Milwaukee’s Growing Power will be speaking and educating Bed-Stuy urban farmers, foodies, and everyone in between about how to set up an equitable and just local food system.

If you are unfamiliar with Will Allen and his organization Growing Power, here is a little background video:

Will Allen and his team at Growing Power’s biggest success is the development of a replicable Community Food Center: “It’s a place where people can come for training on how to grow food, on how to grow soil, on how to grow energy; that’s what we do here at Growing Power.”

This Community Food Center is now coming to Bed-Stuy and will not only incorporate training on cultivating foodstuffs, but on designing food distribution networks in urban settings. Through a novel synthesis of a variety of low-cost farming technologies including the use of raised beds, aquaculture, vermicutlure, and heating greenhouses through composting, Allen is able to produce vast amounts of food year-round on two-acres of urban land.

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Thursday, July 21, 6:00-8:30PM – Will Allen Talk “The Good Food Revolution”

Boys & Girls High School Auditorium, 1700 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11213

Suggested $10 donation, or $5 for students/low-income , you can donate here.

Check out the facebook event here.

Friday, July 22, 7:00-9:00PM – Will Allen Fundraiser Dinner for Brooklyn Rescue Mission

Peaches Restaurant, New Catering Hall, 393 Lewis Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11233

Tickets are $100 and include a night of intimate tastings of local sustainable farm foods, you can buy tickets here.

Friday and Saturday, July 22 & 23, 8:00AM – 5:00PM – Will Allen’s Sustainable Agriculture Training “From the Ground Up Workshop”

Bed-Stuy Farm, 255 Bainbridge Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233

$150 before July 15, $200 thereafter. Very limited space! Reserve your space here.

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For more information, please contact:

Rev.’s Robert or Devine Jackson of Brooklyn Rescue Mission. Ph: 718-363-3085 or email: robertennisjackson@msn.com

Brooklyn Rescue Mission is a food justice program feeding over 4000 needy people every month.

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