Ectopian Library at Swale Lab, 2022. Photo by Mary Mattingly

Opening May 2024
Saturday 7:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Sunday 6:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Hours
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.

Their sea­son on Gov­er­nors Island focus­es on art and cli­mate, with a series of exhi­bi­tions each month from sev­er­al dif­fer­ent artists. Through­out the sea­son, Swale House pro­motes com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment with free soil work­shops and Pub­lic Food stew­ard­ship meet­ings, advo­cat­ing for envi­ron­men­tal stewardship.

Getting to Nolan Park
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
1 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier
Opening May 2024
Saturday
11:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Nolan Park - Nolan Park - Building 11