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.

7 Comments »

  1. gph said:

    In addition to the new truck garden Ian Cheney has made two films – King Corn http://www.kingcorn.net chronicling his adventure in growing one acre of corn in Iowa and following it from seed to harvest to processing and The City Dark http://www.thecitydark.com a second documentary about light pollution in our urban areas.

    — September 28, 2009 @ 10:02

  2. Andrea at Heavy Petal said:

    OMFG this is awesome! I love it. What a fabulous concept.

    — April 23, 2010 @ 16:50

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