Truck Farm Omaha

Program Type: Garden Classrooms, Kitchen Classrooms, Academic Classrooms
Grade/Age: Kindergarten, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School
Number Served: 500-1,000

While traveling across the country for their documentary film about urban agriculture, Growing Cities, Dan and Andrew came across Truck Farms from Portland, OR to Washington, D.C. From the first sight, they knew they wanted to start a Truck Farm in their hometown of Omaha, NE.

Truck Farm started in Brooklyn, N.Y. as an educational project and film by Director Ian Cheney of Wicked Delicate. The project has since spread to more than 25 other cities with great success. Visit their website: www.truck-farm.org

Truck Farm Omaha is a mobile garden planted in the bed of a 1975 Chevy pickup truck whose mission is to educate Omaha-area youth about healthy eating, environmental sustainability and the benefits of growing one’s own food. The project tours the Omaha Metro Area and western Iowa.

Truck Farm Omaha connects with area schools and organizations throughout the seasons. Lessons cover various topics on growing food, from planting and harvesting to composting, tasting, and more. Lessons targets kids ages 5-12, but we provide programming for youth of all ages, elementary through high school.

 

www.truckfarmomaha.com

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Last updated October 29, 2012