UW Extension will sponsor a free showing of “Truck Farm,” an award-winning comedy film directed by Ian Cheney, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Powell Library.
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.
“New Yorkers must be creative when it comes to growing their own food in the city,” said Sandra Frost, UW Extension educator. “Wyomingites can take home messages from the film and apply them to growing food in our own unique environment.”
Nutritionist Marion Nestle, chef Dan Barber and rooftop farmer Ben Flanner are featured in the film.
“The film tells the story of quirky urban farmers,” said Frost. “Ian takes an old truck, gives it a new, green life, and takes us on a tour of urban farms in New York City while blending humor and philosophy.”
The event is part of extension programming that revolves around a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit called “Key Ingredients: America by Food,” which will be on display at theHomesteader Museum from Aug. 24-Oct. 25 in Powell; the exhibit examines food in American life and its relationship with our history and culture, said Frost. Visit www.homesteadermuseum.com for information about the “Key Ingredients: America by Food” exhibit.
For more information, contact Frost at 307-754-8836 or email her at email@example.com.