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City envy: there's a floating food forest in New York

Flo Wales Bonner

For some people, kale is a way of life. There'll be one of them in your office today, boring their poor desk neighbour shitless with stories of how much they managed to cram into this morning's green juice. And then there are normal people. People who rightly believe there's a reasonable limit to how excited you should get about brassicas. Well, New York's devised a genius way of getting the latter pumped about veg: it has stuck a load of the leafy stuff on a motherfucking boat. In June, an 80-foot floating food forest called Swale will take to the city's waterways, its soil heaving with fresh produce such as asparagus and chard. Visitors can hop on board and pick what they want, for free! The projecti's main aim is to promote sustainable living. The only downside is that it leaves pretty much zero excuse for not getting your five a day. 

We also want a ballpit cocktail bar like San Francisco and an arty minigolf course like Nottingham.

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