“At its heart, Swale is a call to action. It asks us to reconsider our food systems, to confirm our belief in food as a human right and to pave pathways to create public food in public space.”
- Mary Mattingly, founding artist
In 2016,Swale hosted60,000 visitors, 1,000 guided tours, 60 school groups, 12 free public programs and 10 paid summer internships.
This winter, the Swale team has been busy expanding our gardens, crafting new programs, and getting ready to welcome the public back on board this spring! We continue to collaborate with the New York City Parks Department and a community of mission-aligned organizations to envision a public food forest. Keep reading for more on how to help us bring free healthy food to public spaces.
We can't do it without you! Support future land stewards.
Get your hands dirty by helping us build new plant beds, spread soil, and plant more trees!Do you have experience fundraising? We are an all-volunteer team reliant on input from experts. Want to join us?
Host an event
As a public platform, Swale hosts workshops, panels, pop-up dinners, film screenings, volunteer days, and even private events. Contact us to learn more!
Set the course
Stay tuned for news on our 2017 docking locations and dates!
Meanwhile, find us at these events: