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New Episode(3) of Truck Farm

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Truck Farm! a wicked delicate film and food project

The Farm

When Fayette Plumb gave his grandson the keys to the old pickup, he wasn’t expecting the half-ton to drive back home––as a farm. But last spring, using green-roof technology, lightweight soil and heirloom seeds, filmmakers Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis transformed granddad’s ’86 Dodge into a traveling 20-member CSA. They planted between the wheel wells with arugula and tomatoes, parked the truck on a Brooklyn street, and waited for sun and rain to work their charms. When the first sprouts came up, Truck Farm was born. Subscribers received deliveries of produce, arriving via the mobile farm itself.

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YMCA’s Intercultural Community Gardens planned for the roof of Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital

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plantersstpaulsPlanter boxes on St. Paul’s roof looking over the West End of Vancouver. Photo by Michael Levenston.

Planned garden to open in June organizers hope.

The goal of the Intercultural Community Gardens Project is to make Vancouver more welcoming and inclusive for everyone, including immigrants. Everyone can grow healthy, organic food together with neighbours from all over the world!

Who is in charge?

The project is managed by YMCA Connections in partnership with the West End Residents Association (WERA) and the Gordon Neighbourhood House. This project is made possible through funding from the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

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Great Kids Farm in Baltimore

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kidsfarmBaltimore City high school seniors working during the summer at the Great Kids Farm.

Great Kids Farm Yields Great Taste

Fall 2009
The BCF Edge
The Baltimore Community Foundation Newsletter

Excerpt:

When Geraci first viewed the overgrown, abandoned, city-owned farm behind Catonsville’s strip malls and fast-food joints he saw only promise. He had had success in New Hampshire as a co-founder of the farm-to-school fresh food movement, and he envisioned the land as it could be, full of life that children would help create.

In short order, Great Kids Farm became a place of bustling activity. A donated herd of goats cleared the land for vegetable crops and an orchard. Fallen trees in a wooded area were inoculated to produce shiitake, chanterelles, and oyster mushrooms. Two of three existing greenhouses swung into full production using techniques from water-based hydroponics to worm-enriched he vermiculture.

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