Mr. Allen was a 2008 recipient of the MacArthur Foundation's Genius Award, which has allowed him to expand Growing Power's reach. Here in the New Orleans Community, Our School at Blair Grocery is becoming a Regional Outreach Training Center for Growing Power. February 20-22, Blair Grocery is hosting a workshop with Mr. Allen. Anyone can sign up for this workshop here. The featured workshops include Composting, Hoop House Building, Project Planning, Cheese Making, Youth Empowerment, City Tour, Sprouts and Microgreens, Growing Mushrooms and more.