Wednesday, August 8, 2012
My Trip To Growing Power
Growing PowerBy Mitch Yaciw
With the Indiana growing season being so short something we have been talking about right from the start has been how to provide healthy food year round. Every year we strive to be more efficient. Well Will Allen has done just that with Growing Power in Milwaukee. on just a little more then 2 acres they provide an unbelievable amount of food all year round . I was lucky enough to tour his facility a few weeks back with a group from South Bend. Composting , Worm Farming, Fish Farming,Micro Greens, Chickens, Ducks, Goats, and Bee Hives all packed into this small urban space. All I kept thinking was this is organized chaos. Using and reusing whatever is available its a testament to sustainable local food production. What does this mean to Unity Gardens ? As we roll into year 4 finding ways to sustain growth and touch more lives is always on our mind. While we are doing great things for the community how can we do more. Some things I saw at Growing Power we are already doing or have plans to do , and there are many practices that we can utilize in our future growth. It was an exciting visit and have look into the future of Unity Gardens. Growing Food,Growing Health, Growing Community , Growing Education.
If your want to learn more about our visit to Growing Power we will be gathering at Purple Porch on Sep 12th at 6:30pm to answer questions about our visit and show some slides of our visit about 7:15 , We should wrap up by 8 or 8:30pm . Bring a snack to share if you like.