Reading for fun shouldn't stop just because you're in college. Selected from books suggested by professors in Musselman Library's annual summer reading guide, You've Gotta Read This!, these discussions are a fun, easy way to take a break from class reading and enjoy a new book with others. The first 15 students to sign-up for each discussion receive a free copy of the book.
Fall 2017 Selection:
The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities by Will Allen
Kim Davidson, Director of the Center for Public Service, will join us for the discussion.
Wednesday, October 18, 4pm-5pm
Browsing Room, Main Floor Musselman Library
About the book:
“A pioneering urban farmer and MacArthur Genius Award-Winner points the way to building a new food system that can feed—and heal—communities.
The son of a sharecropper, Will Allen had no intention of ever becoming a farmer himself. But after years in professional basketball and as an executive for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Procter & Gamble, he cashed in his retirement fund for a two-acre plot just outside Milwaukee’s largest public housing project. The area was a food desert with only convenience stores and fast-food restaurants to serve the needs of locals.
Despite financial challenges and daunting odds, Allen built the country’s preeminent urban farm-a food and educational center that now produces enough produce and fish year-round to feed thousands. Employing young people from the neighboring housing project and community, Growing Power shows how local food systems can help troubled youths, dismantle racism, create jobs, bring urban and rural communities closer together, and improve public health. Today, Allen’s organization helps develop community food systems across the country.
An eco-classic in the making, The Good Food Revolution is the story of Will’s personal journey, the lives he has touched, and a grassroots movement that is changing the way our nation eats.”
– Book description courtesy of the publisher.