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Growin' Mobile


Growing your own is a time-honored American tradition; growing food, that is. The current small-scale agricultural revival has birthed all sorts of innovations in microgardening, from stacked window boxes to hanging tomato plants to the deliciously subversive truck farm. Converting the bed of a gas-guzzling pick up truck into arable land is a brilliant use of space, as well as great advertising for the grow it yourself movement. Documentary filmmaker Ian Cheney, director of King Corn and Big River, chronicles the rise of the rolling farm in the simply titled Truck Farm, which screens at 7:30 p.m. at Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood; 314-241-2337 or Maplewood Farmers' Market manager Brian DeSmet will drive his own truck farm to the screening and offer tips and tours of his converted 1987 Ford F-150, and Cheney will Skype in for a post-film talk. Admission is free.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2011

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