Seattle’s vision of an urban food oasis is going forward. A seven-acre plot of land in the city’s Beacon Hill neighborhood will be planted with hundreds of different kinds of edibles: walnut and chestnut trees; blueberry and raspberry bushes; fruit trees, including apples and pears; exotics like pineapple, yuzu citrus, guava, persimmons, honeyberries, and lingonberries; herbs; and more. All will be available for public plucking to anyone who wanders into the city’s first food forest.
“This is totally innovative, and has never been done before in a public park,” Margarett Harrison, lead landscape architect for the Beacon Food Forest project, tells TakePart. Harrison is working on construction and permit drawings now and expects to break ground this summer. Story link HERE
About Friends of Beacon Hill Food Forest – The Beacon Food Forest is the work of a dedicated group of volunteers in partnership with the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.
We work to create an edible forest of fruit and nut trees along with P-Patches to create a local source of food for the neighborhood. We welcome the participation of all cultures and the sharing of gardening knowledge from around the world.
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