After completing their award-winning documentary King Corn in 2007 – about their attempts to farm an acre of corn -- filmmakers Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis decided that their next project should be to move to Brooklyn and grow something there despite the apparent lack of available arable land.
The logical solution to that dearth of sod: Plant a garden in the bed of a 1986 Dodge pickup truck that Cheney's grandfather gave him when he graduated from college. The result, Truck Farm, is the story of how the truck -- and the garden in the back -- toured the country.
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This will be the first film in this year's Chipotle-sponsored Sustainable Film Series at the Denver Botanic Gardens, featuring awesome movies about food, delicious real food from Chipotle and thought-provoking panel discussions wrapped up in one low-priced evening. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 to help support educational programming at the Gardens.
The food tasting starts at 6 p.m. and the film at 6:30 at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street. For more information, call 720-865-3500 or go to www.botanicgardens.org.
Wed., Sept. 5, 6-8 p.m., 2012