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

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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?

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  • Novem­ber 4: Open Stu­dios & Per­for­mances, 2pm & 3pm
Weekly on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, starting from May 5, 2023, until Nov 5, 2023
Nolan Park - Nolan Park - Building 11