25. Swale

Swale, the floating forageable food forest that has visited sites all around New York City’s waterfront in the last few years has arrived at Pier 4 of the Brooklyn Army Terminal. Built on a 130 x 40 foot barge, with 5,000 square feet of an edible perennial garden, the goal of Swale is educate and empower New Yorkers about fresh, healthy food – to get families and children in the local communities where Swale docks to build “ecological resilience through promoting food as a public commons.”

On June 8th, Untapped Cities Insiders will receive a free tour with Swale founder Mary Mattingly of the floating food forest! Swale will move to Governors Island in July.