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 New York City’s only edible food forest. This sustainable food landscape is integrated within Concrete Plant Park. This pilot project jump-starts the imagination, thinking about new ways to use land within the city.
The food forest, which began in 2017, offers access to a variety of edible plants. They 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 our volunteer opportunities.
To sustain and expand the Bronx River Foodway at Concrete Plant Park.
To learn more about the Bronx River Foodway contact Nathan Hunter at: Foodway@bronxriver.org
Accomplishments over the last few years include:
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.
An ancient Mediterranean herb that has historically been used to treat digestive issues, sore muscles, menstrual issues, insomnia, kidney disease and anxiety in the past. Today it is more commonly used to flavor wines, vermouth, and liqueurs. Clary Sage has large rough leaves, common of salvias, and large flowers that attract butterflies and beetles. Clary is a short lived biennial, taking about two years to mature and flower before casting seed and dying back. We are optimistic our clary sage with spread itself for years to come! Check out the clary sage at the Foodway before their flowers fade!
Join us every first Saturday of the month from 10-1 PM to lend a hand and support stewardship of the Foodway!
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For additional ways to get involved please email Nathan Hunter at Foodway@bronxriver.org or by calling 718-542-4124.
For additional volunteer opportunities along the Bronx River please contact Lexi Echelman at Volunteer@bronxriver.org.
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.