28 Mar '16, 4pm

NYC’s first floating food forest to hit the Hudson River this summer https://t.co/ReUCWckUpO

At its core, Swale is an art installation named after a geographical feature. A ‘swale’ is a low marsh between ridges, which could be symbolic of the way the floating food garden will hug the water’s surface amid towering skyscrapers on the river’s edge. But like so many urban artists, Mattingly has a bigger vision than ‘just’ art appreciation, since Swale is fully interactive. In addition to crafting an 80-foot-by-30-foot floating food forest, she aims to inspire city dwellers to revisit their ideas about the relationship between food production and community. Swale will be “more garden than forest,” said Sally Bozzuto of Biome Arts , which is partnering with Mattingly to bring the project to life. She explained that the garden will have “some small trees including alder, lime and Asian persimmon. All [the plants] are edible, including the small trees, bushes and shrubs s...

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/nycs-first-floating-food-forest-...

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