In may, new Yorkers will be able to walk around a floating garden

From 5 may to 1 July , the barge with the floating garden will be moored in the heart of Sunset Park near the pier, previously belonged to the Brooklyn Army Terminal. From this location offers stunning views of Manhattan!

Floating garden is divided into plots of 5 thousand square feet (465 m) each. Here you will not only witness how it is possible in a limited space to grow edible culture, but also try organically grown fruits and herbs.

The idea to create a «vineyard» on the water belongs to the sculptor and photographer Mary Mattingly. As the artist says, her goal was to convey to the city residents, that in any situation, it is possible to find the way out — it would wish! It should be noted that the floating garden is bypassed the ban of the authorities of new York to grow on the territory of the city of agricultural plants for their subsequent sale.

In the framework of the social project Swale Mary Mattingly calls new Yorkers to action. The dream of the artist — to in the Big Apple there is not a single environmentally polluted area with so-called food deserts — neighborhoods where it’s impossible to buy fresh vegetables and fruits.

At the floating garden can not only walk. There are seminars, parties which, in particular, introduce you to the basics of permaculture, rules, filtering of water and the healing properties of plants.

And in 2017, barge Swale from time to time to change the place of deployment. The entrance to the floating garden for all free.