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Truck Farm Tour

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Ah, it is so beautiful one the weather turns to summer in Vancouver. So the Truck Farm and I have been taking some time to play tourist. And since pictures say far more in this situation, here are some recent shots. We also invite you to follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TruckFarmCanada) to see more of our mobile demonstration of small space container gardening. You never know where we might show up. Truck Farm in front of the Vancouver Planetarium Truck Farm in front of the Vancouver Planetarium - a closer look. Truck Farm in front of Gassy Jack Statue in Gastown....

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Fear of germination

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  What more can we say?Kids will plant just about anything anywhere. I used herbs to demonstrate this point but I have a 6 year old who will jump at the chance to plant his favorite bean. That's not to say he remembers to water it al the time but at least he is willing to take the chance on turning a hard dried seed into a lush plant. 

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Edible baskets - beautiful!

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Everything you need to make a delicious garden salad! all organic, no pesticides, delicious.

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Truck Farm : Trials & Tribulations

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Ok, so it has been a little tougher than expected to get this show on the road. So far it has been in the shop for a total of 5 weeks (and counting). Sitting in an alley for 6 years tends to take a toll. That said there is hardly any rust and for the most part it runs great - just a few hiccups. The truck is a 1993 Mazda B2600 that I have owned since 1994.  Apart from the mechanics there has been the issue of some rusted out add ons - like the tub bumper on the...

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Build your own Edible Hanging Baskets

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                   Above are photos I took today of some of the seedlings I am growing for a workshop I am giving on July 2, 2012 at Orling & Wu in Vancouver's historic Gastown. All materials, seedlings and seeds are included for participants. We are doing the first workshop at cost in order to encourage more people to try growing their own food, even in small spaces. To reserve your space call 778.869.8668 Quite honestly one of the hardest things about building your own edible hanging is finding all the right ingredients. Here are the...

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