Wednesday, February 22, 2012

PG&E's Pacific Energy Center presents "Truck Farm: A Screening and Conversation with Director Ian Cheney and Mei Ling Hui of San Francisco Urban Agriculture Alliance."

PG&E recently announced a March 1st 2012 screening of the 45 minute short film "Truck Farm", a unique project that transformed an old pick-up truck into a traveling 20-member CSA enterprise. Using green-roof technology, lightweight soil and heirloom seeds, filmmakers Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis transformed granddad's '86 Dodge half-ton into a farm on wheels. They planted between the wheel wells with arugula and tomatoes, parked the truck on a Brooklyn street, and waited for sun and rain to work their charms. When the first sprouts came up, Truck Farm (http://www.truck-farm.com/) was born. Subscribers received deliveries of produce, arriving via the mobile farm itself. Come and hear from the folks who made this happen. The film also covers urban farming techniques and efforts in New York.

Mei Ling Hui of San Francisco's Department of the Environment will discuss her and San Francisco Urban Agriculture Alliance (SFUAA) efforts to promote urban agriculture and forestry. The San Francisco Urban Agriculture Alliance (SFUAA) promotes the growing of food within San Francisco and the associated goals of our member organizations, through advocacy, education, and grassroots action. SFUAA pursues its mission by leveraging the strengths of its members, from backyard farmers to social justice organizations, both within the alliance and in collaboration with outside organizations and governmental agencies.

"Truck Farm: A Screening and Conversation with Director Ian Cheney and Mei Ling Hui of San Francisco Urban Agriculture Alliance" will be held at PG&E's Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA (near Powell Street BART/MUNI).
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2012
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm (light refreshments at 6:00pm)
Cost: Free
Register at www.pge.com/pec/classes/5329.htm.

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