A Farm on Wheels
- 29 july 2009
Filmmaker Ian Cheney has transformed the bed of his old, gray Dodge Ram pickup into a fully functioning farm. To convert the back, Cheney adapted elements of green roofing technology – adding drainage, a water-absorbent bottom layer and lightweight soil – enabling him to plant a crop of heirloom vegetables and still be able to drive, giving an entirely new meaning to the idea of food miles.
In an effort to track the growing process, Cheney has installed a solar-powered timelapse camera onto the truck’s roof that captures real time footage of the progress that will later be edited into a short film.
We’ve been seeing a trend among eateries recently that brings haute cuisine to the streets, combining the mobility of social technologies like Twitter with the movement offered by four wheels, but we’ve yet to find the concept being applied to farming, until now.
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