Truck Farm is a mobile garden education project founded in Brooklyn, NY. Director Ian Cheney's other projects include King Corn, The Greening of Southie, and The City Dark. Please join our e-mail list to help us make a difference!
We invite folks of all ages to get planting for our 4th Annual Truck Farm Garden Contest. It’s easy! Just plant a seed in the most creative place you can think of (a shoe? a football helmet? surprise us!), snap a photo once your seed sprouts, and submit your entry to our special guest judges using this online submission form.
The deadline for submissions is June 1, so plant those seeds soon! We can’t wait to see what you grow.
Photo courtesy of our fleet member Truck Farm Omaha - way to grow!
Held every year on October 24, Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Check the Food Day website for info on programs and events near you, and consider gathering friends and neighbors for a Food Day screening and discussion of TRUCK FARM. Visit Bullfrog Films for info on hosting a screening.
TRUCK FARM rang in the new year with a January 6th screening at Sunset Beach Elementary on Oahu’s North Shore. The screening was presented by the Kokua Hawaii Foundation, local literacy mascot Rex the Surf Dog, and ‘AINA Kine Student Farmer’s Market, as part of a terrific event that included a visit by the Windward Nazarene Academy Truck Farm, kid-friendly gardening activities, tours of the Sunset Beach school garden, and a special performance by Truck Farm songwriter Simon Beins with local musician Jack Johnson. It was a blast! Heartfelt thanks to our hosts for organizing the event.
Ian Cheney with event co-organizer Rex Dubiel, a teacher at Sunset Beach Elementary, and creator of Rex the Surf Dog, a youth literacy mascot
Planting gardens to take home
A Hawaiian truck farm!
Ian Cheney and Simon Beins chat with the young truck farmers from Windward Nazarene Academy about what they're growing.
Event co-host Jack Johnson and Simon Beins get a dance party going at Sunset Beach Elementary.
Last Sunday, the TRUCK FARM team, with our talented and dear friends Monica Byrne and Leisah Swenson of home/made in Brooklyn, hosted an end-of-summer harvest party to thank our local sponsors and supporters. Monica and Leisah provided delicious food and the perfect place for a festive gathering and outdoor screening. Before the film, Simon Beins performed a few songs that didn’t make it into TRUCK FARM, and a few that did.
Enormous thanks to our talented and generous hosts, Monica and Leisah, to the awesome staff at home/made, and to all of our TRUCK FARM supporters in NYC and beyond.
The truck farm parked at home/made in Red Hook for our end-of-summer harvest party
Ian with Monica Byrne and Leisah Swenson of home/made
Before the sun went down, the Wicked Delicate team visited the beautiful Moscow Community Garden for the Co-op’s Harvest Celebration Picnic, featuring plenty of burgers, brats, and amazing kale salad from the Co-op; friendly local farmers and growers and good-food fans; and live music from singer/songwriter Charlie Sutton.
Huge thanks to host Carol Spurling and the Moscow community for welcoming TRUCK FARM!
Ian with Carol Spurling, Co-op outreach and ownership coordinator