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The Bronx River Foodway

Fresh Food from Our Land

The foodway connects the river area with people, growing food and medicinal plants. Come explore the food forest and relish (hah!) the delight of seeds becoming plants for life.

The Bronx River Foodway is one of New York City’s only edible food forest. This perennial edible landscape is integrated within Concrete Plant Park in the south Bronx. Initially a pilot project, the Bronx River Foodway jump-starts the imagination, reconnecting community to use land within the city.

The food forest was first established in 2017 and offers access to a variety of edible plants. These include medicinal plants like echinacea, nut trees like the chestnut, an assortment of native berries, as well as a section dedicated to kitchen herbs and familiar veggies.

Take a stroll through the Foodway and learn about all the edible beauties. And get your hands dirty in regular volunteer opportunities.


Our mission is sustain and activate the Bronx River Foodway in collaboration with stakeholders at Concrete Plant Park.

To learn more about the Bronx River Foodway contact Nathan Hunter at: Foodway@bronxriver.org

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Virtual Programming

Connect with us virtually

Tune into the Bronx River Alliance Facebook @Bronx_River and Instagram @Bronx_River for regular virtual tours and workshops from the Foodway and Concrete Plant Park.

Foodway Tours
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Boogie on The Boulevard Foodway Tour
Boogie on The Boulevard Foodway Tour
How to Forage and Do so Safely - Part 2
How to Forage and Do so Safely - Part 2
How to Forage and Do so Safely - Part 1
How to Forage and Do so Safely - Part 1
Facebook LIVE Highlighting Plants for Respiratory Health
Facebook LIVE Highlighting Plants for Respiratory Health
Indoor Gardening Troubleshooting
Indoor Gardening Troubleshooting
Facebook LIVE Plant Division Q+A
Facebook LIVE Plant Division Q+A
Virtual Tour of the Bronx River Foodway
Virtual Tour of the Bronx River Foodway
Water Wise Gardening with Foodway Coordinator, Nathan Hunter
Water Wise Gardening with Foodway Coordinator, Nathan Hunter
Cooking with Lambsquarters
Cooking with Lambsquarters

Missed LIVE programming? Stay in the loop by visiting the Bronx River Alliance’s YouTube channel here or by clicking weekly content below!

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Soil Testing

Upcoming Soil Testing Events

City soils can sometimes carry toxic metals like lead! Learn how to test for metals in soil and keep our community safe from contamination! Bring a sample from your garden or green space to learn the status of your soils. Attend an upcoming public soil testing event or drop off a sample at the Bronx River Alliance offices at Starlight Park. For questions or concerns, contact Foodway@bronxriver.org and 718-542-4124.

Visiting the Foodway

Acknowledging Our Elders: a weekly plant chat

Join us LIVE Thursdays on the Bronx River Alliance Instagram @Bronx_River for weekly updates about the foodway. Journei Bimwala and Nathan Hunter highlight the edible plants growing at the Foodway and the many ways to connect with them. 

Listen to past recordings with community members via the Bronx River YouTube page below!

Plant of the Month

Virginia Rose (Rosa virginiana)

A common rose also known as Virginia rose (Rosa virginiana), this beauty fills Concrete Plant Park with a sweet perfume during the peak of summer that even the closest passerby can’t ignore. Native to North America, this rose is a friend of pollinators and humans alike. Petals can be harvested for making tea or flavoring baked goods! Visit the plant in the fall to enjoy their “hips” or seed pods packed with Vitamin C (best harvested after first frost). A reminder to take some time to stop and smell the roses or appreciate the season transitions in nature. 

Enrich lives by volunteering with us

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Become a Volunteer

Join our regular stewardship hours Tuesday and Saturdays from 10-12 noon at the Foodway. 

Check out our events calendar for additional volunteer opportunities!

Stay connected by joining our newsletter HERE.

For additional ways to get involved please email Nathan Hunter at Foodway@bronxriver.org or by calling 718-542-4124.

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Deepen your roots in transforming your own ecosystem: restoring the river, making the greenway viable for wildlife, creating parks and trails, growing food, and making this accessible to all. You’ll feel more part of this land and the people (and nature) living with it.