As we enter 2019, the Foodway wanted to look back and share some highlights from 2018. This season community members saw the Foodway expand to include a new berry walk, orchard, and nut grove as well as new demonstration garden beds for community members to forage from. Through guided tours and site exploration, community members enjoyed tastings of edibles along the Foodway and enjoyed special cooking demonstrations and tastings provided by program partners Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice (YMPJ). Park users also saw the arrival of 3 new Art in the Park installations, enjoyed free public canoeing, and stayed healthy with help from fitness partners Shape Up NYC.
Concrete Plant Park is excited to welcome Concrete Friends to the park. A new "Friends of Group", Concrete Friends are composed of community leaders eager to support and advocate for the park and its users. Follow Concrete Friends on Instagram @ConcreteFriends or by emailing ConcreteFriends@gmail.com. The park also welcomed Sustainable South Bronx’s Intervine program, a green workforce development course, which usedthe park to train a cohort of 15 students in horticulture based skills. The cohort is excited to continue training on the Foodway in 2019.
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