Swale: Food Forest on a New York River

An old barge, once used for hauling sand to construction sites, was given new life in 2016 when artist Mary Mattingly founded Swale – a “floating” public food forest funded through a grant from A Blade of Grass. Swale – A Floating Food Forest The forest’s landscape design is inspired by edible forestry, permaculture, and…

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What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a philosophy. A philosophical view of the natural ecosystems in our world. Permaculture is a contraction of the words ‘permanent’, ‘agriculture’ and ‘culture’. For some, it is an essential way of life, for many an idea within their grasp and for others a dream to work and strive for. The beginning of permaculture…

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