Brooklyn Eco- Film Geeks Build Awesome Truck Farm Proving You Really Can Garden Anywhere.
Talk about living the dharma, man. (Yeah, it’s another food column, kinda). I think the best way to move forward and start the week off right is celebrating really good people and their wicked awesome ideas and attitudes. To that end, let’s give a round of applause for the guys who got (no ordinary truck), an ’86 dodge featured on the latest edition of Brooklyn’s own Edible Brooklyn.
What do you grow out of an ’86 dodge? Well, lettuce, arugula, tomatoes, broccoli and basil grow in over six inches of soil made from recycled Styrofoam (of course). And I hear the harvest is delectable.
This garden on wheels was the brainchild of filmmakers Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis of Wicked Delicate Productions. They are in the midst of photographing the truck farm over the course of the summer for a documentary film project. For 20 bucks you can get a DVD of the film (after completion) and a share of the produce. Yum.
Btw, these guys, Cheney and Ellis are the filmmakers behind King Corn, which, if you haven’t already, you should absolutely watch.