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through October 31
Nolan Park

Established in 2016 by artist Mary Mattingly, Swale is a floating food forest built atop a 5,000 square foot barge, welcoming the public to harvest herbs, fruits and vegetables for free. Swale strives to strengthen the stewardship of public waterways and land, while working to bring awareness to issues of food insecurity. Docked at the Brooklyn Army Terminal this spring and early summer, Swale’s floating food forest will make its way to Governors Island come July.

This year on Governors Island, Swale will expand to land-based educational programs through a seasonal exhibit, creating a garden within the Island’s Urban Farm and hosting public workshops in Nolan Park. Visitors will engage hands-on around issues of food access, ecology and horticulture. This year’s exhibit will open in early June.


Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday closed
Friday closed
Saturday 12:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Sunday closed
Getting There
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
1 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier