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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More Truck Farm Garden Contest highlights

You already met the winners of our 2012 Truck Farm Garden Contest, but we wanted to share a few more highlights from the submissions:

This Mr. Potato Head Scarecrow was made at Chilmark Preschool with the help of Island Grown Schools on Martha's Vineyard. Photo by Emily Duncker of Edgartown, MA.

Meghan Kelly, of Québec, Canada, spends much of her time doing “theatrical education about environmental living in high schools across the province.” She planted a mobile bike garden.

Mark O'Connor's tomato plants are livin' it up on his roofotop in Camarillo, California.

Carolina Salguero planted this herb bucket garden aboard the tanker Mary A. Whalen, docked in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Jana Eichhorn filled a treasure chest with a String of Pearls plant in Racine, Wisconsin.

Potatoes, peas, and carrots -- hold the beef! -- in this crockpot garden by Steve Carroll of Winchester, Virigina.


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Garden Contest winners!

Thanks to everyone who entered and helped spread the word about our third annual Truck Farm Garden Contest! Special thanks to our judges, Michael Pollan and Marion Nestle.

First place, with a gift certificate for the Seed Savers Exchange, goes to Karlie Cole of Minnesota. Karlie wrote, “Inspired by Truck Farm – but with no truck and no sun except on the driveway – my Prius became a greenhouse!” Check it out:

Second place, with a Truck Farm DVD and trucker hat, goes to Steve Madewell of Maryland. Steve created a vertical LEGO garden:

Steve wrote, “I’ve been experimenting with ways to encourage children and families to invent their own methods of growing fresh food at home, regardless of where home may be… It turns out LEGOs drain fairly well, are easy to reconfigure for  plant growth, and most plants don’t seem to mind being grown in and around toys.”

So much creativity! Keep on planting.

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Awards for TRUCK FARM

Since its world premiere at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in January 2011, TRUCK FARM has been honored by some great awards. Thanks to all who have watched and voted so far!

  • Jury Honorable Mention – Wild & Scenic Film Festival
  • Jury Award and Audience Award – Green Film Festival in Seoul
  • Best Green Film – Cape Fear Independent Film Festival
  • Most Uplifting Film – Cinema Verde Environmental Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Mountainfilm in Telluride, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital
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