Brooklyn Farm Keeps on Truckin’
September 24, 2009 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
Using green roof technology on the streets of Brooklyn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis are growing tomatoes, broccoli, arugula, and parsley inside the bed of a 1986 Dodge half-ton pick-up. Undeterred by having no land of their own, the men created this mobile garden then elaborated on the concept to develop the Truck Farm Community Supported Agriculture Program, a food and film project.
A solar-powered time lapse camera mounted to the truck captures the crops’ progress then every month they release a short film, and they hope, a bunch of great locally grown produce.
For those who don’t live near the truck, they can subscribe to the farm with a $20 donation that will get them a Truck Farm DVD and a bottle of and Truck Farm Hot Sauce.