Truck Farm!

Truck Farm is a fleet of gardens-on-wheels, an award-winning documentary film, and most recently a children’s book and album — all teaching young people about the joys of growing food.

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The original truck farmer?

Here in Brooklyn, we planted the truck farm in 2009. We were delighted to learn recently that Mississippian Felder Rushing has been at it since 1988!

According to his website, Felder began planting a small garden of flowers, herbs, and vegetables in the back of various pickup trucks in 1988, when he started with just a sack of potting soil.

He worked up to a larger bale of potting soil, and currently has a custom-made, rust-proof box, with a rubber mat to prevent rust in the truck bed, in the back of his dad’s 1988 Ford F-150.

Felder drives thousands of miles a year, usually with Rusty the dog, from Mississippi to San Antonio, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, and down to Key West. We love it!

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  1. Posted October 18, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    This is cool. Talk about having an eco friendly truck!

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