Compass Green, a moble greenhouse, will demonstrate Biointensive Sustainable Agriculture at the Mar Vista Farmers' Market this Sunday, April 23.
Compass Green, a mobile education project, teaches sustainable agriculture, inspires creative solutions to food security issues, and demonstrates an environmentally responsible way of living. They offer presentations, workshops, and greenhouse tours at schools and events nationwide via their mobile greenhouse. Their mobility allows them to teach about sustainable agriculture in any setting, making it possible to reach audiences that might not otherwise be exposed to such an education.
The mobile greenhouse is built on the back of a box truck powered by waste vegetable oil and, with a veritable jungle of edible plants visible through the plexiglass walls, it quickly captures the imagination of kids and adults alike. The truck not only functions as a mobile classroom, but actively demonstrates that with creativity and know-how, food can be grown anywhere. Since Fall, 2011, it has made a complete circuit of the country through 30 states, stopping in 189 towns and cities, and teaching 43,000 students. Check out this video clip about Compass Green, which aired frequently on the Disney Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=qfZieKlWjtQ