Learn All About Swale, a Floating Food Forest at the Brooklyn Army Terminal

Swale is a "floating food forest" that frequently comes to New York City waterways in summertime. This summer, it is docked at the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park. Learn more about the project in this short video from BRIC TV.

Artist Mary Mattingly has created a floating garden at Brooklyn Army Terminal that encourages visitors to forage for food. While it's illegal to grow and pick food in public spaces in New York City, Swale's sea-based location gets around this law, with the idea that food is a human right and should be accessible for everyone. Swale also fosters the idea that food grown in a public space should not only be available, but that that space should be nurtured and cared for.


Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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