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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.

With Fall and Winter’s approach, Concrete Plant Park has been temporarily close to the public for capital project improvements. While we’re away, the southern entrance of the park will see a new bike lane installed taking future cyclists and pedestrians below the Bruckner Bridge into a newly constructed Garrison Park. See an in-depth look into this project by clicking HERE.

Until Concrete Plant Park reopens in Spring 2022, take this time to visit the other beautiful parks along the Bronx River by clicking HERE.

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
1/10 videos
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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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Visiting the Foodway

Close to the
2021 Program Season

Programming for 2021 season is coming to a close. Be sure to join the Foodway in 2022. Til then stay up-to-date with Bronx River Alliance’s programming by following us on Instagram @Bronx_River.

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 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.

Join us in transforming
our community by getting
involved with the Alliance

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. 

About the Foodway
The Bronx River Foodway is a pilot project at Concrete Plant Park developed in 2017 to examine how a sustainable food landscape can be integrated into a public park. The goal is to jump-start the imagination and think about new ways to use land within the city.

Currently the Foodway offers access to a variety of edible plants including medicinal plants like echinacea, nut trees like the chestnut, an assortment of native berries, as well as a section dedicated to kitchen herbs and recognizable veggies. Take a stroll through the Foodway and learn about all the edible beauties.

Foodway Resources for Educators and Visitors:

What’s in the Garden 


Nature Journaling 

Guide to Plants of the Raingarden

Foodway Pollinator Scavenger Hunt


Guide to Invasive Plants of the Foodway


Wild Edibles for Repiratory Health 

Volunteering Opportunities
We are all following the Mayor’s guidelines during the Covid 19 pandemic. Please use caution when visiting parks for exercise and fresh air. Please always wear a face mask and be mindful about keeping a minimum 6 feet from other park users.

Winter Work Days at the Foodway
Saturday, January 9 / 10-1 pm
Register Here

Saturday, February 6 /10-1 pm
Register Here

Saturday March 6 / 10-1 pm
Register Here

For additional questions and concerns please email Nathan Hunter at Foodway@bronxriver.org or Lexi Echelman at Volunteer@bronxriver.org for even more volunteer opportunities along the Bronx River!

Virtual Programming

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!








Sign up for our newsletter HERE to stay in the loop with weekly news and annoucements related to the Foodway!

To get involved contact Nathan Hunter, our Foodway Coordinator, at foodway@bronxriver.org.

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