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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.

Information

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
40:46
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How to Forage and Do so Safely - Part 2
How to Forage and Do so Safely - Part 2
42:41
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How to Forage and Do so Safely - Part 1
How to Forage and Do so Safely - Part 1
32:07
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Facebook LIVE Highlighting Plants for Respiratory Health
Facebook LIVE Highlighting Plants for Respiratory Health
01:01:49
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Indoor Gardening Troubleshooting
Indoor Gardening Troubleshooting
18:25
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Facebook LIVE Plant Division Q+A
Facebook LIVE Plant Division Q+A
23:33
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Virtual Tour of the Bronx River Foodway
Virtual Tour of the Bronx River Foodway
21:41
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Water Wise Gardening with Foodway Coordinator, Nathan Hunter
Water Wise Gardening with Foodway Coordinator, Nathan Hunter
40:10
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Cooking with Lambsquarters
Cooking with Lambsquarters
42:25

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

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.

Media + Publications

‘It made my heart sing’: finding herbs and medicine in the Bronx food forest

Check out a recent article from the Guardian featuring the work of the Bronx River Foodway. Written by Meka Boyle, the article uplifts the herbalism work of Journei Bimwala and underlines the importance of this site as a space for learning about edible medicines, food, and intergenerational knowledge. Read the full article via link below!

Save the Date for the 2023 Community Banquet happening November 4th from 12-4pm at Concrete Plant Park. What started as a culminating event for the Edible Banquet Series in 2022, has become a new annual tradition for the Bronx River Alliance’s Foodway Team focused on celebrating the Foodway, community health, and accessible food resources in NYC. 

This year we are excited to feature: 

  • Foragers, cooks, chefs, and other food vendors willing to share wild tastings and edible offerings from our gardens and edible landscapes
  • Facilitators interested in offering Art / Creativity / Educational based activities
  • Partners interested in offering Handouts / Tabling around food, garden, and other environmental topic

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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.