Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Yesterday when I was stopped at a light on 5th Ave, a red school bus with plants in it turned in front me. It really caught my eye because, well, it was a red school bus with plants in it. I quickly scribbled the website down on my hand to check out what was going on when I got home.
As it turns out, the Sol Food Mobile Farm is a bus that's touring the nation to promote local foods and renewable energy resources. The bus is a retrofitted 57 passenger school bus that includes a biodiesel engine, "a living green roof, peel and stick solar panels, a vermacompost system, waste collection tanks, mobile green house, and living quarters."
Today they were at the Farmer's Market, giving people a chance to check it out. They're doing five-day workshops in ten cities across the US, but the Ann Arbor stop was just to showcase the vehicle and talk about what they're trying to accomplish. It seems like a really unique and eye-catching idea to pull more people towards environmental initiatives. Check out the website for more information about the bus and their tour. I took some pictures while I was there, you can see them after the break.
Posted by Connor Davidson at 10:00 PM