By Sara Johnson
Pack a picnic and bring the whole family for fun and educational run at this year’s Earth Day Dallas. On April 22, the city’s Earth Day festival will host The DFW Truck Farm 5K Fun Run prior to its Sunday kickoff at Fair Park. Proceeds from the race will benefit the DFW Truck Farm, which is used to teach kids and the community about growing local foods and gardening in small spaces.
Truck Farm began in Brooklyn in 2009 when a mini-farm was planted in the bed of a 1986 Dodge pickup truck. Now, the farm is a fleet of 25 trucks located in 25 different cities across the U.S., including Dallas. Donelle Simmons, runner and owner/operator of Garden Inspirations and DFW’s Truck, says she wanted to do a 5K with Truck Farm to bring fitness enthusiasts and healthy eating enthusiasts together.
“The truck farm teaches you can garden anywhere!” says Simmons. “Everyone can garden, and making healthy choices will help with energy levels, for runners and for everyone.”
The DFW Truck Farm provides non-profit garden education to schools and other groups in the DFW area. Simmons says one of her main goals with the truck is to help connect real food with kids.
Register for the event at www.dfwtruckfarm.com and click on the logo!