Brooklyn Farm Keeps on Truckin’

September 24, 2009 by

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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.

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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.

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