A one-time potato chip delivery truck has been converted in to a mobile greenhouse and now tours the US teaching at risk youth about sustainable farming techniques.
Compass Green is a school garden on wheels. It is a fully functional greenhouse built in the back of an 18ft box truck, which is powered by waste vegetable oil.
Founded in 2011 by Justin Cutter, Compass Green has taught over 38,000 students and catalysed numerous school gardens.
Justin Cutter, who aims to raise awareness of sustainability, says: “Compass Green inspires people across the country to be creative and utilise any and all space they can to grow food.
“We [Compass Green] feel that everyone, regardless of demographic and age should have access to sustainability education and delicious healthy food.
“Our curriculum is focused on Bio-intensive methods of sustainable farming—producing the maximum yields with the minimum amount of resources.”
“With an ever-increasing population and an alarming decrease in farmable soil, we feel it is important to share practical solutions to turn our situation of agricultural scarcity into one of abundance,” the Compass Green founder adds.
Filmmaker Dylan Magaster made a short documentary of Compass Green, in which Justin Cutter provides a tour of the mobile greenhouse. You can watch it below.
Compass Green offers full day sustainability presentations, gardening workshops, and greenhouse tours across all age groups across the country. To find out more, visit the Compass Green website.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea