Wild Crop Cousins collection for Swale

In 2016, we created a collection of seeds of edible plants as well as the wild cousins of food crops for Swale, the “floating food forest” of NYC, lead by Mary Mattingly.
Species included:
  • Amaranth
  • Annual Sowthistle
  • Bittersweet Nightshade
  • Broadleaf Plantain
  • Curly Dock
  • Evening Primrose
  • Millet
  • Poor Man’s Pepper
  • Prickly Lettuce
  • Queen Anne’s Lace (Wild Carrot)
  • Staghorn Sumac

We also participated in a Seed Swap event:

Day of Action: Brooklyn Seed Freedom
Sunday, October 16, 2016
on Swale at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6

Join us to align with the Global Movement for Seed Freedom on Swale, a first year floating food forest docked at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. We will gather in a day of action to share seeds, resources and practice seed saving methods to strengthen the seed network in the New York City bioregion. Featuring seeds saved from SwaleBrooklyn Bridge ParkNext Epoch Seed LibraryBrooklyn Botanic GardenThe Old Stone HousePioneer Works and YOU!