|Join us Fall 2014 as we read The Good Food Revolution by Will Allen. The son of a sharecropper, Will Allen had no intention of ever becoming a farmer himself. But after years in professional basketball and as an executive for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Procter & Gamble, Allen cashed in his retirement fund for a two-acre plot a half mile away from Milwaukee's largest public housing project. The area was a food desert with only convenience stores and fast-food restaurants to serve the needs of local residents. In the face of financial challenges and daunting odds, Allen built the country's preeminent urban farm--a food and educational center that now produces enough vegetables and fish year-round to feed thousands of people.|
The Good Food Revolution Book Giveaway & Kickoff!
SKYCTC QEP Book Club is sponsored by the SKYCTC QEP Committee. Their financial contribution provided for the purchase of copies of The Good Food Revolution to be given away at our kickoff events.
Check out Ways to Participate in the SKYCTC Book Club for the date and location for the book giveaway event on your campus.
Learn more about the SKYCTC QEP
What is a QEP?
- QEP: Quality Enhancement Plan
- Continual improvement
- All colleges develop a project to enhance some aspect of student learning
What are the SKYCTC QEP goals?
- To help transitional reading students become academically successful
- To help students become better critical readers
- To develop a literacy-rich campus culture
To learn more about the SKYCTC QEP visit the Advising for Reading Students webpage
Previous Book Clubs
Ways to Participate in the SKYCTC QEP Book Club
|Book Giveaway, Glasgow Health Campus: LRC B-302 | Tuesday, September 2 at 12:15pm|
|Book Giveaway, Franklin-Simpson Campus: Student Lounge | Wednesday, September 3 at 12:15pm|
|Community Farmer's Market Mobile Market | Main Campus | Thursday, September 4 10:30am-1:30pm|
|Book Giveaway, Main Campus: Pavilion | Thursday, September 4 at 12:15pm|
|The Lexicon of Sustainability Art Show | Transpark | Monday, September 29 9am-2pm|
|The Lexicon of Sustainability Art Show | Glasgow Health | Tuesday, September 30 9am-2pm|
|The Lexicon of Sustainability Art Show | Franklin | Wednesday, October 1 9am-2pm|
|The Lexicon of Sustainability Art Show | Main Campus: Building D | October 6-10 9am-2pm|
Face to Face Book Discussion | Main Campus: Bldg F Conference Room | Oct. 29 12:30-1:30pm
Discussion Guest Speakers: Emily Cothran with Farm Fresh but Already Fixed! and Christy Serafini-Sheffield with Community Farmer’s Market Bowling Green will speak about their experiences and connections to local food here in Bowling Green.
|Visit the Discussion Board tab on this guide to participate in the Book Club Online Discussion. Discussion threads are divided by sections of the book to avoid spoilers. Share your thoughts about the book and read comments from other SKYCTC community members as we discuss The Good Food Revolution this semester.|
Will Allen at Growing Power Headquarters
Photo by Tom Boyden
Introduction to Will Allen's Growing Power
Will Allen in the Media
Check out these videos to learn more about Will Allen and his mission "To inspire communities to build sustainable food systems that are equitable and ecologically sound; creating a just world, one food-secure community at a time."