2009 Smith Nature Symposium
Keynote Speaker: Will Allen
MacArthur Fellow and former basketball pro Will Allen is challenging the way we think about farming and food delivery systems. Committed to the vision of full access to fresh, healthy, local, affordable food in underserved, urban communities, Allen founded Growing Power in Milwaukee in 1995. Allen's thoughtfully integrated urban farming model provides a platform to address not only sustainable cultivation, production and food-networking practice, but also environmental and social justice issues.
2009 Friends of Ryerson Woods Award Recipient: Barbara Whitney Carr