Ectopian Library at Swale Lab, 2022. Photo by Mary Mattingly
Weekly on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, starting from May 5, 2023, until Nov 5, 2023
Nolan Park - Nolan Park - Building 11
Swale began as a floating food forest built atop a 5,000 square foot barge that traveled to public piers in New York City and welcomed the public to harvest herbs, fruits, and vegetables for free. Since 2016, Swale has promoted Public Food and ecosystem services through educational workshops and local cultural events. Swale continues to promote Public Food through advocacy, building edible landscapes, and educational programming stressing how important it is for more people to be involved in addressing food as a commons.
On Governors Island, Swale, Urban Soils Institute, and Creature Conserve are partnering to present Re-imagining Conservation: From the Ground Up, and exhibition that includes works from 23 artists and 10 writers from five different countries and focuses on the role healthy soil plays in supporting a healthy ecosystem. The artworks included in this exhibition present multiple lenses of viewing relationships with soils, and prompt viewers to ask: What if people imagine human-animal-soil interactions in ways that support healthier lives for all species?
See below for past programs and events on Governors Island.