in conjunction with A Window on Nature: Art of Asuka Hishiki
Tuesday, May 29 , 6:00 p.m.
at The Arsenal gallery in Central Park
3 floor, 64th Street and Fifth Avenue inside Central Park,
830 Fifth Avenue,
New York, NY
Gallery hours ; Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 5 a.m., closed on holidays
For more information, call (212)360-8163
or visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art
Truck Farm takes a look at the quirky world of urban agriculture. After filmmaker Ian Cheney (King Corn) plants a garden in the back of his pickup truck, he and the Truck Farm set out to explore the rooftops, barges and windows that represent New York Cityʼs newest edible oases. Can these urban farmers feed a city? Can the old Dodge and its crops survive the winter? 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 fun and whimsy to be truly sustainable. Truck Farm is a simple concept with a big impact. Itʼs a 1986 Dodge pickup with a mini-farm planted in the truck bed. Itʼs a traveling, edible exhibit that brings a rural experience to urban students. And it’s a Brooklyn based CSA that makes weekly deliveries to 20 families!