Milwaukee's Growing Power celebrates 20th anniversary

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Nonprofit organization Growing Power celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday, December 7th. The organization has been feeding Milwaukee and training future farmers since 1993.

The greenhouse at 55th and Silver Spring is Growing Power's original farmstead. The organization now has several plots in the greater Milwaukee area and Chicago. Workers are also training several centers across the country.

The goal is to bring healthy, fresh produce to people who need it the most.

"Local food systems, I believe, are the only way for us to end world hunger, to be able to grow food on a local level. We used to do that, we got away from that and now we have a situation in the country where we have a lot of food deserts," said founding farmer Will Allen.

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