Will Allen, the founder and CEO of Growing Power Inc., is widely considered the leading authority in the expanding field of urban agriculture and promotes the belief that all people, regardless of their economic circumstances, should have access to fresh, safe, affordable and nutritious foods at all times.
A panel discussion will follow the talk with Don Shaffer, Dr. Michael Webber, Erin Flynn, and panel moderator, Evan Smith. And after the show you may meet area farmers and shop at Edible Austin’s Farmers Market in the Theatre’s lobby. Proceeds from this event will support the historic Paramount Theatre, Sustainable Food Center and Urban Roots.
Edible Austin will present a VIP reception before the show from 6 pm – 7 pm, where you can meet Will Allen and the panelists while enjoying locally sourced, seasonal tastings from Austin’s chefs, along with local wines and spirits and live music by Austin’s Bluegrass Outfit.