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Join Truck Farm at Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse

March 7, 2013 | Chicago, creative education

Farmer Shari (left) and Farmer Sydney show off their labors at Truck Farm's 2012 Kilbourn Park work day. Microgreens- Yum!

Spring is coming, Petunia can smell it in the air. Its time to dust the snow off your mittens and gear up for gardening season! Join us as we warm up our gardening skills at the annual volunteer work event at Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse. Kilbourn Park has been an invaluable resource to Petunia’s rookie [...]

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Food and Health. What type of Education?

February 6, 2013 | Chicago, school gardens Chicago

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We’re much bigger than we were 30 years ago. And, we’re sicker, e.g. diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease.* The USA is less healthy than our peers, yet we spend about 2x what other advanced democracies spend on healthcare. With better diet and lifestyle, the majority of our sickness is preventable. So, we’re told, “eat less, eat [...]

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Why Kids Need Nature

January 15, 2013 | Uncategorized

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We Truck Farmers spend all of our time teaching kids out of doors. Think back, how much of your child’s day (or your day) was spent outside? Recent research shows that when children don’t spend enough time outdoors, their mental and physical happiness is measurably compromised. Spending time outside has been found in children to [...]

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