University of Wyoming Extension News

UW Extension hosts “Truck Farm” film about creative gardening in New York City

UW Extension will sponsor a free showing of “Truck Farm,” a comedy film directed by Ian Cheney, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the EOC room in the basement of the Park County courthouse in Cody.

The film depicts the roots of the Truck Farm mobile garden education project, which began when Cheney planted a garden in the bed of a 1986 Dodge truck in Brooklyn, N.Y.

“Residents of the Big Apple are creative when it comes to growing food in a city,” said Sandra Frost, UW Extension educator. “Can Wyoming towns take home messages from the film? Come and find out for yourself.”

Nutritionist Marion Nestle, chef Dan Barber and rooftop farmer Ben Flanner are featured in the film.

For more information, contact Frost in Powell at 307-754-8836 or by email at sfrost1@uwyo.edu.