Recently I pulled into a parking spot in Maplewood, Missouri.  I parked behind a blue pickup truck. I saw flowers and vegetables in the back. I thought they were in pots ready to be planted in a garden. Boy was I surprised when I looked closer.

 

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This is what I first saw.  A truck with plants ready to be planted.

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As I got closer, it still looked like plants ready to go into a nearby garden.  I was mistaken.

 

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The truck was an actual “truck farm”.  The back pickup area was filled with dirt and the plants were growing in the dirt.

 

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There were herbs, flowers and vegetables all growing in the dirt filled back.  New seedlings were growing for cool weather to come.

 

 

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It turns out the truck farm with a twist is an educational tool that goes around to farmers markets, schools, summer camps and events promoting fresh sustainable food.  Check them out at their facebook page.

They call themselves a mobile community farm, public art and education project. I love the creativity and joy this brings with the surprise of how we can grow food and flowers in more ways than we ever thought possible.

 

 

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One Response to A Twist on Truck Farming

  1. Monica says:

    That is absolutely cool! Glad you spotted this, Linda! 🙂

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