2014 Urban & Small Farms Conference: "Building a Fair Food Economy to Grow Healthy People"

NOVEMBER 7-9, 2014 at Potawatomi Bingo Casino Hotel in Milwaukee, WI

We are excited, for the third year, to be organizing a conference unlike any other: focused on urban and small farms. Presenters and attendees come from all over the country and even the world, to share ideas and inspire others to find ways to create sustainable jobs in their communities and help people live healthier lives.


"A Conversation with Michael Pollan and Will Allen"
November 7th, at Potawatomi Bingo Casino Hotel

Michael Pollan and Will Allen

Michael Pollan is a 4-time New York Times Bestselling author, James Beard Award winner for best food writing, a 2009 Newsweek "New Thought Leader" and one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2010. Will Allen is our Farmer, Founder and CEO, a "Genius Grant" winner from the MacArthur Foundation, and was also named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2010. They will be on stage for a very special night, the event will be moderated by Jean Feraca of Wisconsin Public Radio.

TICKETS FOR THIS SPECIAL EVENT WILL BE SOLD SEPARATELY FROM CONFERENCE REGISTRATION, SO THE COST IS **NOT** INCLUDED IN CONFERENCE REGISTRATION. But it also means the General Public is welcome to attend.  Tickets will go on sale for this special event sometime this summer

CLICK HERE   For The "A Conversation with Michael Pollan and Will Allen" Tickets

This year's Conference workshops will include these areas:
Urban Aquculture, Urban Farming, Youth, Government, Education, Fundraising, Universities, Medical, Food and Technology, Food Policy, Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative (GFJI), International (Food and Farming Around the World), Food, Land and Architecture.

Plenary topics will include:
Policy Plenary: Federal, State and local policy that supports agriculture needed to grown and sustain healthy communities
Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative's Plenary: Food Culture Spirit: Intersection of Faith, Food and Justice
Youth Plenary: The Future of the Movement, From Farming to Advocacy

Networking and Cultural Activities:
GFJI Film Festival, Makers Craft Bazaar, Milwaukee Field Trips, and a Chef's Gala showcasing the best regional produce prepared by chefs from all over the Midwest!

CLICK HERE to register for the 2014 National-International Urban and Small Farms Conference!!!

During our National Conference, we are offering a tour around Growing Power Farm once per day. Spots are limited, so first come first serve. Stay in tune for more information about how you can purchase the tickets  and the pricing of the tickets.

Growing Power Trainings and Workshops:

From the Ground Up! Workshops and our new Aquaponics Workshops are intensive, hands-on trainings offering diverse groups the opportunity to learn, plan, develop, operate, and sustain community food projects. Project participants leave the workshop with improved skills that they can take back into their communities and pass on to others. These workshops are for both rural and urban projects.

Learn more.

2014 Workshops have wrapped up. Stay tuned for 2015 dates!

Register online

SCHOLARSHIP FORUM  For National Conference 


Ambassador Hotel
2308 West Wisconsin Avenue., Milwaukee, WI 53233
Ambassador Inn - 2301 West Wisconsin Avenue., Milwaukee, WI 53233
Potawatomi Hotel&Casino - 1721 West Canal Street., Milwaukee, WI 53233 { Click on More Options to enter in group code :  gro11062014 }
Note** If you decide to make a call at 1.800.paysbig for reservation , please mention Growing Power National Conference
(for Potawatomi Reservation ONLY)

Courtyard Marriott - 300 W. Michigan Street, Milwaukee, WI 53203 {To make RESERVATIONS, please directly call Marriott Reservation
at 1 (800) 321-2211 or  (414) 291-4122 and mention that you are part of Growing Power Conference Overflow Room Block Nov2014! Please make reservation before Friday, October 17, 2014 (the "Cutoff Date") }

Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott - 710 N. Old World Third Street., Milwaukee, WI 53203 {When making RESERVATION please call Marriott Farifield at (414) 224-8400 and mention that you are part of the Growing Power 2014 Urban & Small Farm Conference Overflow Room Block.}

Milwaukee Marriott Downtown - 323 East Wisconsin Avenue., Milwaukee, WI 53202 {When making RESERVATION please call Marriott Farifield at (414) 278-5999 and mention that you are part of the Growing Power 2014 Urban & Small Farm Conference Overflow Room Block. Please make reservations before October 7, 2014! }

There is a Bed & Breakfast option; to learn more about this option click on the links below:  Eva's Room - Hazel's Room - Ali's Room

Each link has the details of each room, along with the address of the house. 

Will Allen’s Speaking Schedule:

Milwaukee Headquarters:  5500 W. Silver Spring Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53218

Store & Market Basket Hotline: 414.527.1930 Office Tel. 414.527.1546 / Fax 414.527.1908

Milwaukee Warehouse/Admin:  13111 W. Silver Spring Drive, Butler, WI 53007

Tel. 262.439.6140 / Fax 262.439.6141

 Chicago Iron Street Farm:  3333 S. Iron Street, Chicago, IL 60608

Tel. 773.376.8882