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A Floating Food Forest in New York City
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    $5 Matters!  Please have the knowledge that you have helped an art project that is going to facilitate change. We will add your name to our Community page!

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    NEW!!! Root Sponsor is foremost, fundamental, and foundational! We will send you set of five blank photo postcards from Swale to use and share, and thank you on our community page.

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    Earth Sponsor would buy us 40 pounds of organic soil (up to fifty). We will send you an original poem with a photo of Swale during construction, and add you to our Thank You page.

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    NEW!!! Ecosystem Sponsor supports the harvesting, packaging, and donation of 20 packages of seeds from plants grown on Swale (up to twenty five). We will send you three packages of different seeds harvested from Swale, a hand made planter, and add you to our Thank You page!

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    Seed Sponsor supports a purchase of 10,000 organic perennial seeds (up to twenty). We will send you a plant from Swale in a hand made planter and add you to our Thank You page!

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    Ecosystem Sponsor supports the harvesting, packaging, and donation of 30 packages of seeds from plants grown on Swale (up to twenty five). We will send you five packages of different seeds harvested from Swale, a set of hand made planters, and add you to our Thank You page!

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    NEW!! Perimeter Garden Bed Sponsor will allow us to construct one garden bed (thirty needed). We will send you an 8" x 10" mounted color photograph by Mary Mattingly (limited edition of 30) and a garden bed along Swale's perimeter will be named after you.

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    Tree Sponsor will buy us one fruit tree (twenty needed). We will send you an 11" x 14" hand made seed paper created on Swale, and do an interview with you for our blog. Your name will become part of the sculpture.

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    NEW!! Dream Together Supporters will receive a set of throw pillow cases made from fabric dyed with natural dyes from plants in a food forest in Hawaii by artist Katherine Peplinski Coffin. Your name will become part of the sculpture.

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    NEW!! Medicinal Plant Sponsor supports medicinal plant educational resources available on Swale. You will receive an assortment of plant-based tinctures, used to aid healing various ailments. These remedies have been crafted with the sustainability of plants & people in mind, using plants that grow wild in Central Vermont & Brooklyn, NY. Plants included in these blends are st. john's wort, nettles, yellow dock, dandelion, yarrow, ginkgo, echinacea, violet, borage, red clover, plantain. This lot includes five 2 oz. tinctures created by non/studio (http://nonstudio.info) Your name will become part of the sculpture.

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    Food Action Sponsor supports our outreach and advocacy work around public food. (fifteen needed). Your name will become part of the sculpture, and we will host a private dinner for two on Swale.

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    NEW!! Swale Waste Transformation supports art and community-based activities on Swale. Karla Stinger-Stein is creating a colossal coil of rope made from recycled plastic shopping bags and participation. Working with all ages from across the country, participants will collectively braid bags they gather into rope segments. Karla will join each segment to create the giant form. By working towards this common goal, her team will demonstrate how small actions have big consequences. This process explores how art can organize collective action to empower individuals and improve our world. As a result hundreds of individuals will divert thousands of plastic bags from landfills to touch many more with art. A $250 gift to Swale will help fund this activity and provide essential support towards Swale's operation. As a thank you, donors will receive a framed cutting from the final coil at the conclusion of Swale. Your name will become part of the sculpture.

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    NEW!! Medicinal Plant Sponsor supports medicinal plant literature available on Swale. You will receive an herbal consultation culminating in a supply of plant-based tea blends or tinctures. Participate in a private consultation and receive recommendations on how to bring plant remedies into your life! Learn about sourcing, harvesting and blending plants to aid healing common mind/body ailments, and make your own tea blend or tincture. Conducted by non/studio. (http://nonstudio.info) Your name will become part of the sculpture.

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    NEW!! Central Garden Bed Sponsor will allow us to construct one large garden bed in the center of Swale (six needed). We will send you a suite of four 8" x 10" mounted color photograph by Mary Mattingly (limited edition of 10) and a garden bed in the center of Swale will be named after you.

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    Education Sponsor supports educational workshops on Swale, open to the public. (up to ten). Your name will become part of the sculpture. Co-design the sculpture with us! We will grow your favorite edible plant on Swale.

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    NEW!! Pollinator Sponsor will allow us to construct one pollinator garden (4 needed). We will send you a painting made of beeswax and earth on handmade khadi paper 8" x 8” mounted on 14 1/2" x 14 1/2” matt board by Swale collaborator Tessa Grundon Fievet and a pollinator garden will be named after you.

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    Wetland Sponsor supports an entire constructed wetland module for Swale. (seven needed). Co-design the sculpture with us! We will grow your favorite wetland plant on Swale. Your name will become part of the sculpture, and you will receive a 16" x 20" photograph of Swale signed by Mary Mattingly.

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    Food Forest Sponsor supports a permanent public perennial food forest on land in NYC. (ten needed). Wow! You've helped support a permanent food-based ecosystem on NYC's land. You've made our worlds cleaner, richer, and healthier! Your name will become part of the sculpture. You and three friends are invited to a private picnic on Swale prepared by a well-known chef with foods grown onboard. We will also send you a 16" x 20" photograph of Swale signed by Mary Mattingly.

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    NEW!! Dream Big Supporters will receive a queen sized hand made quilt, made from fabric dyed with natural dyes from plants in a food forest in Hawaii by artist Katherine Peplinski Coffin. Your name will become part of the sculpture.

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    Solar Energy Sponsor supports Swale's Entire solar energy system. (one needed). You've been a key supporter of Swale, allowed us to run pumps and lights off-grid! Your name will be featured on the sculpture, and the printed matter surrounding the project. You and three friends are invited to a private dinner on Swale. We will also send you a 20" x 24" signed photograph by Mary Mattingly from paper created on Swale, and an 18" x 24" original sketch of Swale.

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    Water Sponsor supports Swale’s rainwater filtration system. (two needed). You have helped us create a viable ecosystem on Swale! Your name will be featured on the sculpture, and the printed matter surrounding the project. You and five friends are invited to a private dinner on Swale. We will also send you a 20" x 24" signed photograph by Mary Mattingly from paper created on Swale, and an 18" x 24" original sketch of Swale.

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    Pure Swale supports the Floating Food Forest in New York City for an entire month. (six needed). You and three friends are invited to spend the night on Swale with a breakfast made from foods grown onboard, and we will name a trail after you on Swale. We will send you a 20" x 24" signed photograph by Mary Mattingly from paper created on Swale, and an 18" x 24" original sketch of Swale.

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