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Events We Love: Support Green Coops on NYC’s Floating Food Barge

If you’re feeling crushed by the system of late, we’ve got one excellent way to get active and involved while supporting alternative economies that empower workers and the environment.

Photo: Andreana Bitsis

On Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 4 to 7 PM, the Green Worker Cooperative (GWC) is hosting a benefit on Swale, New York’s floating vegetable garden. Earlier this Summer, the barge was docked at Brooklyn Bridge Park; now the Eden-like island is anchored in the Bronx River at Westchester Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard. Cocktails and music will accompany the celebration of GWC, a South Bronx-based organization “dedicated to incubating worker-owned green businesses in order to build a strong local economy rooted in democracy and environmental justice.”

Swale is currently located at Concrete Plant Park in the Bronx. To learn more and RSVP for the benefit, visit the Green Worker Cooperative’s website.

Want to read up on Environmental Justice in NYC? Check out our profile of WE ACT For Environmental Justice.

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