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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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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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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Truck Farm fleet news

It’s market season! Truck Farms are visiting their local farmers markets and community gardens, in addition to schools, summer camps, and after-school programs, for outreach and education while gearing up for harvest.

Denver Urban Truck Farm

In Spring 2011, the Truck Farm fleet expanded to include 25 trucks across the country. Since then our Truck Farmers have reached thousands of students at school programs and other venues, and educators say the Truck Farm visits encourage many students to get involved in school and community gardening programs. Keep it up!

DC Central Kitchen Truck Farm

We’re hatching plans to add 20 new trucks to the Truck Farm fleet across the country in 2012, and we’re working to expand our Truck Farmer toolkit. Interested in setting up or sponsoring a Truck Farm in your community? Download an info sheet and email [email protected]

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