Monday, May 31, 2010

...And I'm Back!!!

Hey All!

I know it's been ages since my last post. Sorry for the long delay. But I found some awesome material for this week's posts. First (and probably the most agriculturally important) is the Truck Farm. Ever heard of a little documentary called King Corn? It's been viewed by over 3 million people! If you haven't seen it yet, I highly suggest that you do. It's about two college buddies who decide to find out where their food comes from by growing their own acre of corn (the most popular crop in the U.S.) and then following it through the food system.
These same two college buddies, Curt and Ian, recently created Truck Farm, another documentary that introduces viewers into urban farming. What is urban farming? It's city people who make the choice to grow their own fruits and vegetables in their limited spaces. So think more gardening rather than farming. Anyway, Truck Farm is all about Curt and Ian's experiment to start their own "farm" in the back of an old grey pickup truck. This little experiment turned into an eye-opening project that includes getting more city people to start their own farms and getting more kids in the city educated about where fruits and vegetables come from. All three episodes are on YouTube and I highly highly highly suggest you watch them. They're short but superbly entertaining and the music is fantastic. Here's the link to the first episode. 
For more on the Truck Farm, check out my next blog post tomorrow!

Bis Morgen!   

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