Post Carbon Community Food Systems Fellow Erika Allen has been recognized with a Martha Stewart American Made Award for her work with Growing Power.
From the website:
Truth be told, Erika Allen didn't love working on her family's farm when she was a child. But her father, Will Allen, kept saying, "Someday you'll thank me." Years later, she says, "He was right." After earning a master's degree in art therapy and working for community arts programs in Chicago, Allen changed direction. "I decided to help provide folks the tools to grow food and to create healthy, productive, and aesthetic spaces," she says.