$100K in grants going to Wisconsin-based Growing Power

Published On: Nov 29 2012 07:05:59 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 29 2012 07:05:00 AM CST
MILWAUKEE (AP) -

The federal government is giving nearly $100,000 in grants to Milwaukee-based Growing Power.

Democratic Congresswoman Gwen Moore and U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the grants are to help increase local food access in eligible schools.

It's in connection to Farm to School, a USDA-supported program aimed at improving agricultural and nutritional education by providing locally sourced food in schools.

WITI-TV reports the grant will help Growing Power provide training on how to produce fresh locally grown foods.

Growing Power is a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable farming methods. Its founder and chief executive officer is Will Allen, a former professional basketball player.