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A mobile, edible garden planted in the back of a pickup truck, Truck Farm Chicago engages kids in conversations about food and health.
A mobile, edible garden planted in the back of a pickup truck, Truck Farm Chicago engages kids in conversations about food and health.
114 backers pledged $4,412 to help bring this project to life.

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Truck Farm loves bad veggie jokes

"What did one snowman say to the other snowman?"

"That's funny, I smell carrots too!"

This is one of Farmer Tim and Farmer Sydney's favorite jokes to tell on Truck Farm visits. We usually try and start the visit with a (bad) joke- some kids are more impressed than others ;)

Its been a journey of many months, and some bad jokes, but now there are only 52 hrs remaining in our KickStarter campaign. Long hours of planning, editing, outreach and failed attempts at filming have led us to success- but we couldn't have done it without all of our amazing supporters!

Thanks again for the enthusiasm, the time and the messages of encouragement. And if you have any good (or bad) fruit or veggie jokes, pass 'em our way!

Cheers,

Truck Farm Chicago

Petunia Keeps Truckin'!!!!

WE DID IT!!! 100% funded in only 3 weeks!

We have one week left to raise additional funds to help give scholarship visits to schools and communities in need!

Forever Grapeful,

Petunia and the Truck Farm Team

Almost there! Keep on Truckin' - Additional $ funds materials for scholarship visits!

Thanks to YOU we are so incredibly close to our goal $4,000 goal! Your donations, tweets, emails, and shout outs have given the campaign more momentum each day!

Can the momentum can take us past $4,000? Each additional $115 beyond our goal funds the materials we need to visit a crew of children at a school, community organization, or library without them paying a penny. 

We have a list of organizations and schools in Chicago's food deserts and underserved neighborhoods waiting to receive a scholarship when funds are available. With your help we can serve them all!

Truck Farm is in the News!

Check out this great Huffington Post article on Truck Farm by Joe Erbentraut: Truck Farm Chicago, Mobile Farm, Aims To Kickstart Second Annual Tour of City

Farmer Tim is on the Radio with WGN's Bill Moller: http://www.wgnradio.com/shows/billmoller/wgnam-moller-green-truck-farm-chicago,0,4705225.mp3file

Lastly, here are some other awesome food projects we've come across during our Kickstarter journey:

Keep on Truckin'

Farmer Shari and the Truck Farm Team

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A HUGE thank you!

Hey farmers,

Only ten days left of this campaign, what a whirlwind! So far we are 68% funded, right on track (thanks to you folks!).

Its time to send out some HUGE thank yous. First, a enormous thank you to Truck Farm intern Colleen Galvan who put in two months of hard work to get this campaign up and going. Second, an enthusiastic high ten to Alex Poltorak of Urban Canopy for the countless emails and advice about running our KickStarter campaign (Urban Canopy is an awesome roof top garden in Chicago, find them on Facebook to learn more!). Finally, we want to thank all of YOU for your time and energy- we couldn't do it without you're enthusiasm and support!

Petunia's getting excited for her new hoop house...

Happy Farming folks!

-Truck Farm team

Chicagood!

Hey team Truck Farm,

Great news, the Truck Farm Chicago Kickstarter was featured on Chicagood, a blog devoted to the great things of Chicago. You folks deserve all the credit, thanks for creating an amazing movement!

By Thursday we hope to be 50% funded, have you encouraged one of your friends to donate? Show them the blogpost and they will be jumping at the chance!

Picture of the Post: 7th grader Cierra from Farmer Sydney's gardening class. Truck Farm visited her school last season, and she still says the Truck Farm visit was her favorite gardening class EVER. Her class loved identifying the veggies growing in the truck and comparing them to the ones they grew in their own garden.

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