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NYC Urban Field Station - Relaunching Swale: NYC's Floating Food Forest

Thursday, May 18, 2017

5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.

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Can fresh, healthy food be free? NYC Urban Field Station's artist in residence Mary Mattingly brings Swale back to Brooklyn this spring to explore this question and many more other critical concerns related to NYC's food and land use policies.

Swale is a collaborative floating food project dedicated to rethinking and challenging New York City's connection to the environment. It represents a partnership among artists, gardeners, landscape architects, educators, students, and several government and non-government organizations. Built on a 130-foot by 40-foot floating platform, Swale contains an edible forest garden. Functioning as both a sculpture and a tool, Swale provides free healthy food at the intersection of public art and service. Swale is intended to reinforce both water and fresh food as a commons.

Join us in welcoming Swale back to NYC's waters! Take a guided tour of Swale at 5:30 p.m., followed by remarks from project collaborators, a ribbon cutting, and refreshments.

  • Welcome by: Renae Reynolds, NYC Urban Field Station
  • Remarks by: Liam Kavanagh, Deputy Commissioner NYC Parks
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Mary Mattingly, NYC Urban Field Station artist in residence & local partners

Refreshments will be provided

Please contact Renae Reynolds at (718) 225-3061 x308 for information about venue accessibility.




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