26 Feb '12, 10pm

Food Forest in Seattle

Food Forest in Seattle

A new park in Seattle will become a food forest comprised of hundreds of edible plants from berries, pineapple, guava and walnuts to herbs. It will all be available for public picking to anyone walking into the site. The Beacon Food Forest is designed to grow edible plants that are also beneficial to the local soil and ecosystem. Fruit and nut trees will be in the upper level and berry shrubs and edible perennials will be below. The whole forest will cover about seven acres, including some facilities such as a sheltered classroom, a gazebo and recreational areas. Workshops will be offered in the new food forest on fruit tree care, plant identification and food preservation such as canning and drying. Initially there were public meetings to discuss how the space could be used. “They wanted everything from bees, to classrooms, to gardens, to kids’ playgrounds, bikes racks, f...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/food-forest-in-seattle.html

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