All Aboard: Floating Food Forest Prepares for Debut Voyage in New York

Food produced on Swale will be free to the public.

New York City residents will soon see a new vessel traveling along the Hudson River. Instead of the typical sightseeing boat populated by tourists snapping shots of the Statue of Liberty, this watercraft will be filled with a growing garden of edible plants.

That garden is Swale, a food forest that sits atop a 120-by-35-foot barge. All of the food grown on Swale will be free and available to anyone who wants to hop on board. Patrons will be able to forage for dozens of perennial plants, such as persimmons, Swiss chard, strawberries, and asparagus.

This one doesn't float
This one doesn’t float

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