Truck Farm began with Ian Cheney’s desire to grow food, without any land of his own, in a big city. The film (and the farm) became a powerful way of exploring inventive agricultural efforts throughout New York City, and showing how farming speaks to young people’s imaginations. Cheney expresses the need for more creativity in agriculture, in terms of sizes and types of farms; methods of farming; and what food we grow.
A production of the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center. Written, hosted, and audio production by Matt Ringelstetter. Art Molella, executive producer. Amanda Murray, podcast program manager. Joyce Bedi, webmaster. Ian Cheney was interviewed on December 20, 2010, by Matt Ringelstetter. Podcast released on January 27, 2011. Featuring music by Simon Beins (The Fishermen Three) for Truck Farm.
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