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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...

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Corporate Author: Wicked Delicate Films.
Other Authors: Cheney, Ian., Ellis, Curt., Beins, Simon., Bullfrog Films.
Format: Video DVD
Language: English
Published: Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films, 2011
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Review by Library Journal Review

A truck farm is defined as one that produces vegetables to be hauled to market. Producers Cheney and Curt Ellis have truly mobilized the concept by growing organic veggies in the bed of a pickup truck. Corny original songs and collage animation lend a casual atmosphere to this production. Once their rolling backyard is established, the young filmmakers visit a variety of offbeat agricultural operations around Brooklyn. There's a rooftop garden, a community farm and market on a former baseball field, a floating ecohabitat, and vertical hydroponics in an apartment light well. Finally, the duo go on the road to Denver, where students have been inspired to create a second pickup truck garden. VERDICT Truck Farm playfully urges city residents to start growing healthy food wherever they can. Of most interest to teens and adults in New York City but also in other locations where residents are concerned about sustainability and food security.-David R. Conn, formerly with Surrey Libs., BC (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.