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
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.
Missed LIVE programming? Stay in the loop by visiting the Bronx River Alliance’s YouTube channel here or by clicking weekly content below!
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.
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:
Check out our events calendar for additional volunteer opportunities!
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For additional ways to get involved please email Nathan Hunter at Foodway@bronxriver.org or by calling 718-542-4124.
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.