series: Natural Heroes
air date: 9/11/14 9:30 AM
Using green roof technology and heirloom seeds, filmmaker Ian Cheney ("The City Dark" on P.O.V. and "King Corn" on Independent Lens) 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 funkiest urban farms, and to find out if America's largest city can learn to feed itself. TRUCK FARM entreats viewers to ponder the future of urban farming, and to consider whether sustainability needs a dose of whimsy to be truly sustainable.
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