Ex-Basketball Player Inspires Urban Farmers

Posted on May 16 2017 - 3:41am by UOG

“Located on what was the last tract of property zoned for agriculture in Milwaukee, a former professional athlete started a farm that has spurred dozens of others to grow in cities’ urban cores.”

“What I’m teaching today, a lot was passed on to me by my parents,” Allen said. “My family has been farming for more than 400 years, so we have always been very committed to growing and eating our own food.”

“Allen said farms like the one at Blackhawk are the only way cities are going to be able to end poverty and improve the overall health of their communities. The garden at Blackhawk Courts is operated by residents of the housing complex, and its produce is available to them at all times.”

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