GreenFlik: Truck Farm ― Wednesday, June 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Tally Ho Theatre in Leesburg.
Using green roof technology and heirloom seeds, filmmaker Ian Cheney 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.
Blending serious exposition with serious silliness, 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.
Amy King on Amazon wrote:
“This is a wonderful film. It makes you think about how easy it is to make a difference in your community and bring good produce to local tables. What I loved most about the film was its upbeat, whimsical approach to the subject through the musical accompaniment. Share this with your friends and family and I’d be surprised if it didn’t move you to plant some seeds in your uncle’s old pickup, or better yet, your backyard.”
Ticket sales will be donated to: Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship, Keep Loudoun Beautiful, Sustainable Loudoun, and the Friends of Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve. Find out more about Greenflik and the event here.