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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Truck Farm and Food Day

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.
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TRUCK FARM in Hawai’i

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.

Jack Johnson and Simon Beins

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Upcoming screenings

There are opportunities far and wide to see TRUCK FARM in the days ahead:

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Surprise visitors in Port Townsend, WA

Thanks to our warm TRUCK FARM (and THE CITY DARK) audiences and hosts at the recent Port Townsend Film Festival! A true highlight of the festival weekend was a visit from Truck Farm Seattle. Kathy and Todd drove two hours to Port Townsend in their 1972 Ford truck farm, and, thanks to an ingenious piece of plywood that doubles as a mural, the veggies survived!

Check the TRUCK FARM Facebook page for more photos from this terrific visit. Kathy and Todd, so glad you came!

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A visit to Moscow… Idaho!

Last week, the Moscow Food Co-op in northern Idaho hosted a screening of TRUCK FARM and a Q&A with Ian at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, as part of the Good Food Film Series.

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

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Upcoming screenings

A few chances to see TRUCK FARM are coming up in the next week. Check our Screenings Calendar for details and updates!

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Community screenings update

TRUCK FARM is making the rounds! The film has been showing at all kinds of venues (tonight, catch it at the Schlafly Bottleworks in Missouri), paired with terrific outreach efforts by local organizations and even some appearances by members of our Truck Farm fleet. Go, truck farmers!

The film screened earlier this month in Washington, DC, as part of an event called Urban Agriculture on the Move, sponsored by the Neighborhood Farm Initiative, a DC-based non-profit serving as an educational resource for adults and teenagers working to engage in small-scale food production.

Folks from the DC Central Kitchen were on hand to give a peek at DC’s own truck farm, and to discuss different ways urban agriculture brings fresh food to city-dwellers. Representatives from the Neighborhood Farm Initiative discussed ways they’ve reclaimed underutilized green spaces.

If this sparks some ideas about your own community screening, get in touch! And if you’ve been to a TRUCK FARM screening in your community, we’d love to see (and share) your photos! Send them along to [email protected]

(More photos from the DC event here. Photo credit: Laura Buitrago)

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Upcoming screenings

A few chances to see TRUCK FARM are coming up next week. Check our Screenings Calendar for details and updates!

  • Monday, August 22, at FilmBar Phoenix, presented by Desert Urban Gardens and Truck Farm Phoenix (AZ)
  • Wednesday, August 24, at Schlafly Bottleworks,presented by the St.Louis Truck Farm (MO)
  • Thursday, August 25, during MountainFilm Aspen (CO)
  • Saturday, August 27, at the Box Factory Community Centre in Adelaide, Australia, presented by Friends of the Earth
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Upcoming screenings

A few chances to see TRUCK FARM are coming up!

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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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