08 Mar '12, 7am

Wild orchard: A food forest grows in Seattle

Wild orchard: A food forest grows in Seattle

Like in Todmorden, the small British town where a free-for-all system of community gardening is the norm, there’s the question of etiquette. “Of course, any ‘free’ food source begs the question of what to do with overzealous pickers. No definitive answer on how to handle that predicament has been established yet, though,” explains The Salt. Glenn Herlihy, a steering committee member for the Beacon Food Forest, says that two possible solutions are to simply grow so much fruit that everyone walks away happy or install ‘thieves’s gardens’ geared towards grabby and gluttonous types sporting giant reusable IKEA shopping bags and no regard for sharing the bounty with their neighbors. Or, as, Gawker points out: “Failing that, public executions send a strong message.”

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