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April 02, 2012

Truck Farm

"Truck Farm tells the story of a quirky urban farmers. Using green roof technology and heirloom seeds, filmmaker Ian Cheney plants a vegetable garden on the only land he's got: his Granddad's old pickup. Once the mobile garden begins to sprout, viewers are trucked across New York to see the city's funkiest urban farms, and to find out if ameria's largest city can learn to feed itself."

Using the bed of a pickup is a great idea. It's also a good way to try your hand at urban farming. There are some drawbacks, weight of the dirt, plants, water and water drainage can be a problem. The questions are answered here. The demonstrations offered provide information on how to set up an urban garden not only in your truck bed but also on the roof. There is a growing community of urban farmers across the United States. Some of our urban centers are not attracting new businesses. This seems to be a wonderful option for the citizens to reclaim the space for much needed fresh foods and city governments to utilize vacant property. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 57026-D 48 minutes 2011

Posted by mcmike at April 2, 2012 09:47 AM


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