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Farmer Will Allen and the growing table

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Publisher:
Readers To Eaters,
Pub. Date:
[2013]
Edition:
First edition.
Language:
English
Description
Will Allen is no ordinary farmer. A former basketball star, he's as tall as his truck, and he can hold a cabbage--or a basketball--in one hand. But what is most special about Farmer Will is that he can see what others can't see. When he looked at an abandoned city lot in Milwaukee he saw a huge table, big enough to feed the whole world. No space, no problem. Poor soil, there's a solution. Need help, found it. Farmer Will is a genius in solving problems. In 2008, the MacArthur Foundation named him one for his innovative urban farming methods, including aquaponics and hydroponics. Jacqueline Briggs Martin, author of the Caldecott Medal winner, Snowflake Bentley , and Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious , along with debut artist Eric-Shabazz Larkin's striking artwork, tells the inspiring story of the African American innovator, educator, and community builder. Farmer Will Allen is the first book of Martin's Food Heroes series, followed by Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious. In 2015, it was selected by Points of Light Foundation to set a new Guinness World Record for the most children reading the same book across the globe to promote literacy. Nearly 300,000 participated.
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ISBN:
9780983661535
Reading Level:
LG
Level 4.2, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 620L
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Grouped Work ID 0afb2e44-5700-8409-2489-fa793c30632d
Grouping Title farmer will allen and the growing table
Grouping Author martin jacqueline briggs
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-04 23:12:09PM
Last Indexed 2019-01-20 02:39:10AM

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display_description The story of former basketball star and current urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, whose vision of gardening from abandoned urban sites led to a grassroots feeding craze.
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subject_facet Allen, Will, -- 1949- -- Juvenile literature, Urban agriculture -- Juvenile literature, Vegetable gardening -- Juvenile literature
title_display Farmer Will Allen and the growing table
title_full Farmer Will Allen and the growing table / written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin ; illustrated by Eric-Shabazz Larkin ; afterword by Will Allen
title_short Farmer Will Allen and the growing table
topic_facet Allen, Will, Urban agriculture, Vegetable gardening