Tribe Truck Farm
"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.
Two students at my university are trying to create a “truck farm” to promote sustainable agricultural practices and educate the local community. It’s really quite fascinating. Please take a look at their page with the idea, and help them raise the funds they need to see this idea become a reality for our school!