Taking Urban Agriculture on the Road: Truck Farm

Thursday, February 23, 2012, 7pm

Taking Urban Agriculture on the Road: Truck Farm

Credits

Director, Ian Cheney (USA, 48m, 2011)

Official Website

Truck Farm is a whimsical, musically-narrated, documentary film about urban agriculture. Filmmaker Ian Cheney planted a 1/1000th-acre farm in the back of his 1986 Dodge pick-up-truck in the spring of 2009, after coming to New York City and lacking any other place of his own to grow food. Using green-roof materials, heirloom seeds, and a healthy dose of optimism and humor, Ian created a mobile community farm that yielded a wide range of vegetables and led to the discovery and exploration of other creative, quirky, community-based agriculture efforts all over the city.

The film will be introduced by Professor Kip Curtis and the Eckerd College organic gardeners.

News & Views

  • February 27, 2012

    The 2012 award recipients have been announced, click here to see the winners.

  • January 19, 2012

    The 2012 films have been announced, learn more.

  • March 1, 2011

    The 2011 award recipients have been announced, click here to see the winners.

  • Like us on Facebook to get updates about the festival.