Blending serious exposition with serious silliness, TRUCK FARM is a whimsical, musical documentary about the quirky world of urban agriculture. After filmmaker Ian Cheney plants a garden in the back of his pickup truck, he and the Truck Farm set out to explore the rooftops, barges and windows that represent New York City’s newest edible oases.
Featuring nutritionist Marion Nestle, chef Dan Barber, explorer Henry Hudson and a very lonely seagull.
Can these urban farmers feed a city?
Can the old Dodge and its crops survive the winter?
“Truck Farm is hilariously fun.”
– Kate Mendenhall, Executive Director, Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York
“Alternately giddy and pragmatic, Truck Farm makes the best sales pitch for grow-your-own I’ve ever seen. A must-see for anyone interested in agricultural empowerment and diversity.”
– Dr. Warren Belasco, Author, Food: The Key Concepts, Editor, Food, Culture and Society
“This film is so mind altering, you will never look at an empty space the same way again, no matter how small!”
– Laurie David, Author, The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time, Producer, An Inconvenient Truth
“Amusingly narrated while addressing the larger theme of sustainable agriculture…Well-paced..Is both entertaining and informative.”
– Linda Frederiksen, Washington State University, Educational Media Reviews Online