We encourage the public to forage responsibly in our public park. Please respect these guidelines:
iNaturalist, field guides, and plant keys are a good place to start. Some edible plants have poisonous look-alikes! Be careful!
Never take roots of native plants, and harvest carefully to avoid harming the rest of the plant. Only collect the part of the plant that you intend to use.
Foraging is not allowed in NYC Parks Department parks. Stuy Cove Park is managed by Solar One, and this is a foraging pilot program to encourage biophilia in urbanites.
Contaminants can be taken up into plant tissues. Only forage plants grown in clean soils.
<aside> 🌱 (We have tested our soils - you can see soil test results at Solar1.org).
Any new foods can cause an adverse reaction. Sample a small bite and wait a day to see how your body reacts.