NYC has over 1,700 parks, playgrounds, and recreation facilities, but there’s only one that floats—the floating food forest.
On a 130-foot by 40-foot floating platform, Swale is a collaborative floating food project with a 5,000-square-foot edible garden. On the barge, visitors are welcome to harvest produce (herbs, fruits, and vegetables) for free.
Swale was launched in 2016 in the South Bronx and “began as an idea to advocate for food to be grown on some of the 30,000 acres of public land in New York City, through urban stewardship initiatives led by community partners in the South Bronx.”
Now, the barge is such a hit that it is returning to our waters from May 5th until July 1st. Last year the barge docked in Manhattan. However, this year it will be docked on Sunset Park’s waterfront.
On weekends the garden will be open to the public for free. If you’d like, you can also call to plan any event in the garden as well!
Featured image source: SwaleNY