New York has a new Swale project that aims to create floating farms that can be used to grow vegetable gardens. These floating gardens will provide New Yorkers with fresh fruits and vegetables. This New York project can be considered as an extraordinary version of a country house, only instead of a summer cottage, New Yorkers will go to the port..
Swale proposes to build a 50-foot floating platform on which a vegetable garden will be planted. All crops will be supplied with rainwater and river water (desalinated and filtered from pollutants).
According to the Swale team, one barge will be able to serve up to 300 people with food per day for four days a week. This is a jointly created floating platform with vegetable gardens and walking paths, as well as a fruit orchard. Any resident of the city can join the Swale team. The project offers various options for cooperation (helping, collecting fresh food, buying it, etc.).
The floating vegetable garden is built from recycled shipping containers that are no longer used by the ports of New York and New Jersey..