Project Title: Stuyvesant Cove Park
Project Description: Stuyvesant Cove Park, managed by Soler One, is an architect-designed, sustainably managed, two-acre native food forest on land that was once an abandoned industrial site in lower Manhattan. The park is home to hundreds of edible Indigenous plant species (as well as many weedy newcomers) and is a site for free public food and education events that serve the Lower East Side community, the greater island of Manhattan, and beyond. This grant will fund 11 free workshops that promote open access to free food/medicine, help participants reclaim agency over personal health and ecological repair, address topics of climate and food-based justice, increase ecological literacy, and expand notions of reciprocal land stewardship in the urban environment. In-kind support for supplies is available.