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New York's Floating Farm Returns
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New Yorkers will again be rubbing their eyes in disbelief, as a sustainable floating food forest atop a 30 x 9 metre flat top barge returns to the city's waterways this summer. 

Swale aims to transform fresh food into a free public service and last summer spent a month at a time docked at New York's various piers. Visitors were able to learn more about sustainability through a series of events and workshops, while helping themselves to the edible crops on board. Swale welcomed 60,000 visitors in 2016.

This year will be more of the same, starting at Brooklyn Bridge Pier 6 on 18 May. Find out how you can get involved here.

The group behind the initiative ultimately want to influence city policy and encourage the incorporation of public food forests into urban planning, particularly in poorer 'food desserts' where access to fresh food is limited. 

More: Five of the world's best chefs on sustainability

 

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