The words "forest" and "New York City" are not often found in the same sentence together.

Throw the word "free" in there, and you've got us especially confused. We've all just come to expect the absurdity of rising costs of basically everything in NYC, from MetroCards to rent. 

But every now and then, the city throws us a bone, and gives us some pretty rad stuff for free.

Like fresh produce?

That's right. This summer, Governors Island, the Bronx and Brooklyn Bridge Park may be the home to NYC's very own floating forest where visitors can pick fresh greens and keep them-- for free.

The forest will be situated on top of a barge docking at these different spots around NYC, and will contain produce such as scallions, rosemary, blueberries, wild leek, radicchio, ramps, sea kale, and more. 

The barge, known as Swale, will be 80 feet long and 30 feet wide. 



via Curbed


via Curbed

The whole thing is being funded by an Indiegogo campaign, and if enough money is raised, the barge will be open to the public on June 28th of this year.

Just think - with all this free produce at your fingertips, you'll never have to pay $9.00 for a kale smoothie again. What a time to be alive! 

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[via Curbed]  [Feature Image Courtesy Untapped Cities]