Floating Farms: The Growing Solution for Urban America
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 545 , Segment 3
Episode: Climate of Hope, Floating Farms, Shopping for a Friendly Judge
- May 3, 2017 11:00 pm
- 15:26 mins
Guest: Mary Mattingly, Artist, Founder of Swale Project New York is nicknamed “The Big Apple,” but good luck finding an apple tree from which to pluck a healthy snack. Forget about picking the apple, just being able to buy fresh produce is a challenge in parts of many big cities across the country, which the USDA refers to as “food deserts,” because there’s easy access to a fast food joint, but not a grocery store. New York artist Mary Mattingly is working with the idea of bringing fresh food to the people. She’s planted a garden and fruit trees on a barge that has just arrived at a pier adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge.