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  • Year: 2016
  • Place: New York City
  • Land: United States (40.7127281,-74.0060152) centr.
  • Category: Economy, Ecosystems/ Flora/ Fauna, Participation/ Social issues/ Politics, and Water/ Body of water
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Mattingly’s SWALE is a moving edible garden that is open to the public and travels through New York City on a barge. The collectively stewarded garden and its movement on public waterways connect activism with the idea of Commons. >> >> >>

“Swale is a floating food forest built atop a barge that travels to public piers in New York City welcoming visitors to harvest herbs, fruits and vegetables for free. Swale strives to enhance the quality and responsible use of public waterways and land; works to encourage New Yorkers to reconsider our relationships with environmental ecosystems; and change perceptions and policies to increase the presence of edible perennial landscapes.” (Swale) >>

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