Forget the food trucks, for something unique check out the Urban Crop Truck from Melbourne Australia that toured streets back in 2010. Created by Joost Bakker, Urban Crop is a vintage truck that serves live spring tulips, hyacinths, irises and herbs bagged within nutrient rich, organic soil. The live flowers enforced the benefit of living plants providing clean air purification and were seen in stores all over Melbourne as well as select locations in the flower truck. Joost’s real goal with Urban Crop was to spread the word on organic compost over fertilizer. The special soil mix he used consisted of composted waste (80%), worm castings (10%) and BioCher (10%),which blended to create healthy, vibrate flowers rivaling those commercially gown using fertilizers.
The website for Urban Crop is currently not up, but follow the links on images below for local Melbourne stories on both Joost and Urban Crop.
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The flowers will keep for over a week and when the blooms are done can be composted and bulbs saved for the next year.