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The SKYCTC QEP Book Club is reading "The Good Food Revolution" by Will Allen for Fall 2014. Please join us!
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Urban Farmer

The Good Food Revolution book cover
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.

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The Good Food Revolution - Will Allen; Charles Wilson
Call Number: S494.5.U72 A45 2013
ISBN: 1592407609
Publication Date: 2013-07-02
A pioneering urban farmer and MacArthur Genius Award-Winner points the way to building a new food system that can feed- and heal- communities. 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, he cashed in his retirement fund for a two-acre plot just outside 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 locals. Despite financial challenges and daunting odds, Allen built the country's preeminent urban farm-a food and educational center that now produces enough produce and fish year-round to feed thousands. Employing young people from the neighboring housing project and community, Growing Power shows how local food systems can help troubled youths, dismantle racism, create jobs, bring urban and rural communities closer together, and improve public health. Today, Allen's organization helps develop community food systems across the country. An eco-classic in the making, The Good Food Revolution is the story of Will's personal journey, the lives he has touched, and a grassroots movement that is changing the way our nation eats.

 

Learn more about the SKYCTC QEP

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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

 

Ways to Participate in the SKYCTC QEP Book Club

September Events
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
October Events
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.  

Online Discussion
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

Will Allen in greenhouse

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."

  • Agriculturalist Will Allen: 2008 MacArthur Fellow
    Will Allen was one of 25 MacArthur Fellowship recipients in 2008. The MacArthur Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more. (Video length 2:26)
  • Will Allen at the 2009 PopTech Conference
    Will Allen's presentation at the 2009 PopTech Conference. PopTech brings together a global community of innovators from many fields to share insights and work together to create lasting change. (Video length 23:59)
  • Will Allen on ABC News
    May 2010 ABC News presentation about Will Allen's Good Food Revolution. (Video length 2:09)
  • Growing Power
    Learn more about Growing Power, a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities. (Video length 26:52)
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