SHSU Common Reader Program

The Book Selection

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The overarching goal of the Common Reader Program is to provide a campus-wide common intellectual experience, leading to informed and educated perspectives about complex subjects. To this end, a university-wide committee has selected The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities, by Will Allen, as a fitting and challenging choice for the 2017-2018 SHSU Common Reading Experience. Themes in The Good Food Revolution address timely, relevant, and cross-disciplinary topics affecting our students.

About Will Allen

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Will Allen is an urban farmer who is transforming the cultivation, production, and delivery of healthy foods to underserved urban populations. After a brief career in professional basketball and a number of years in corporate marketing at Procter & Gamble, Will Allen returned to his roots as a farmer, using his retirement package to purchase a plot of inner-city land with greenhouses, where he has built the country’s pre-eminent urban farm. He is now the CEO of Growing Power, an organization that develops community food systems.

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Will Allen to Visit SHSU Huntsville Campus

We are pleased to announce that all student contest winners will have a very special opportunity to have lunch with Will Allen! On Thursday, November 9, 2017, Will Allen will be on the SHSU campus to address students and sign copies of his book.

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