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Bringing Ian Cheney's Truck Farm to the college scene, educating the William & Mary community about sustainable agriculture. #Truckyeah

A farm in the bed of a pickup truck? How cool is that!? 

Who We Are

We are two sophomores at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia who want to start a new and exciting project on our campus. 

William & Mary Campus Gardens!
William & Mary Campus Gardens!

The Idea

We want to create a mobile classroom in the form of a Truck Farm to ignite curiosity not only in students at William & Mary, but also in students at surrounding elementary, middle, and high schools, about where their food really comes from. 

Realizing how easy it is to start your own garden, plant a single tomato plant, or grow a few herbs, is an empowering experience. The Truck Farm could spur this empowerment, educating more individuals about the necessity of being involved with what's for dinner, and how to begin and continue that involvement. 

Our Truck Farm Will...

  • Be the first Truck Farm on a college campus!
  • Provide educational outreach to students of all ages regarding sustainable agriculture and gardening practices.
  • Partner with professors and local teachers to bring hands on learning to the classroom. 
  • As a visible fixture in the community, spark individual and communal curiosity and discussion about America's farming practices and the benefits of local eating. 
  • Allow students collaborative opportunities to further their research in clean energy through working to convert the truck's engine to run on waste vegetable oil.
  • Inspire the creative thinking necessary to tackle America's current problems regarding food production and clean energy.
  • Further advocate for innovation and ingenuity in the growing urban agriculture movement. 

What We Need to Get Started

  • A pickup truck 
  • Root barrier 
  • Bedliner
  • Drainage mat
  • Soil
  • Seeds
  • Hose
  • Outreach materials
Weeding, this will definitely need to be done in the Truck Farm.
Weeding, this will definitely need to be done in the Truck Farm.
Help us grow!
Help us grow!

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The end goal of our Truck Farm is for it to be fully sustainable through watering and fueling processes. While this goal might not be immediately attainable after funding, it is hoped to be accomplished as the Truck Farm continues at William & Mary. After the Truck Farm is brought to fruition, each year it will continue to grow and become more fully integrated into the sustainability movement of our campus community.

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