“With Floating Farm, New York Looks to the Future of Public Parks”

© 2009 MICHAEL NAGLE -- +1-917-202-8764 -- NOT TO BE PUBLISHED WITHOUT PERMISSION. BROOKLYN -- AUGUST 09, 2009: Mayra Cimet climbs a dome on the Waterpod, docked along the waterfront at Joralemon Street, to reattach a piece of tarp on August 09, 2009 in Brooklyn. (PHOTOGRAPH BY MICHAEL NAGLE)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-31/edible-forests-coming-soon-to-a-city-near-you

Come April, a farm full of fruit trees and other crops will float to locations in three New York City boroughs, and visitors will be invited to enjoy nature by literally picking, snipping, and sowing to their hearts’ content. Located on a 5,000-square-foot barge, “Swale” will include 4,000 square feet of solar-powered growing space, including a perennial garden, an aquaponics area, and an apple orchard sponsored by Heineken USA’s Strongbow Apple Ciders atop a large man-made hill. (The hill allows deeper root space for fruiting trees.)

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My name is Isabelle Whitehead. I was a member of the Bolton School group on the Operation Wallacea 2015 expedition to Peru.

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