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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 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.

Information

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

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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!

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Volunteer Days at the Foodway

First Saturdays at the Foodway

Join us every first Saturday of the month to lend a hand and have some fun with family and friends at the Bronx River Foodway. Help  steward the Foodway from 10-1 pm and enjoy an afternoon of foraging and family fun from 1-3 pm. Click below for more!

Plant of the Month

Clary Sage

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!

Enrich lives by volunteering with us

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Become a Volunteer

Join us every first Saturday of the month from 10-1 PM to lend a hand and support stewardship of the Foodway!

Look for news and updates 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.

For additional volunteer opportunities along the Bronx River please contact Lexi Echelman at Volunteer@bronxriver.org.

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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.