Swale and the Foodway at Concrete Plant Park in the Bronx
Swale continues to help steward NYC’s first Foodway in Concrete Plant Park in the Bronx, now in its second year. The Foodway was initiated by Swale with support from community groups. This is the first time NYC Parks has allowed foraging in a public park!
The Foodway is a pilot project at Concrete Plant Park developed in 2017 to examine how a sustainable food landscape can be integrated into a public park. The goal is to jump-start the imagination and think about new ways to use land within the city.
Currently the Foodway offers access to a variety of edible plants including medicinal plants like echinacea, nut trees like the chestnut, an assortment of native berries, as well as a section dedicated to kitchen herbs and recognizable veggies. Enjoy tours during community programs or upon special request.