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Growing Power


Will & Erika Allen
414 527-1547
5500 W. Silver Springs Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53218
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vegetables, herbs


  • Indoor and outdoor markets
  • Wednesdays and Saturdays


Growing Power is a nationwide nonprofit organization and land trust that supports people from diverse backgrounds through the development of community food-growing systems. In addition to cultivating a variety of foods, the organization provides training and outreach programs in which participants learn sustainable practices to grow, process, market and distribute produce. At Green City Market, meet father-daughter farmers Will and Erika Allen, both of whom are rural and urban farmers. Will is executive director of Growing Power and Erika is its Chicago projects manager/development director. In 2008, Will was awarded a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” for his work on urban farming and sustainable food production.

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May through October (Outdoors)
Lincoln Park
N. Clark St & N. Lincoln Ave
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7am–1pm
June through October (Outdoors)
West Loop, Mary Bartelme Park
115 S. Sangamon St
Saturdays, 8am–1pm
November through April (Indoors)
Peggy Notebaert Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Saturdays, 8am–1pm

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2613 W. Lawrence Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

(773) 880-1266

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