Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Truck Transformed Into Mobile Greenhouse

The Compass Green Project is a mobile greenhouse traveling the country teaching people of all walks of life about sustainable agriculture in small spaces. Nick Runkle and Justin Cutter transformed an old box truck into a working greenhouse that runs on biodiesel.

Mobile Greenhouse, Compass Green Garden
Photographs by Compass Green Project

Raised beds in mobile greenhouse
Photographs by Compass Green Project

Inside the back of the truck are two working raised beds that are used for workshops and demonstrations. Various crops are grown in the beds depending on the region they're visiting and the time of year. The mobile greenhouse is equipped with rain water harvesting system that allows them to recycle water for irrigation of the raised beds.

The Compass Green Project mobile greenhouse has taught people of all ages about the importance of sustainable agriculture. You can visit the mobile greenhouse's website to see what state they are traveling in and arrange for workshops and classes for your school or organization, or to make a donation to keep the greenhouse on the road. Previously I wrote a longer profile on The Compass Green Project for Tree Hugger which I invite you to take a look at.

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