Seattle’s moving forward with the nation’s first “food forest” – an urban food oasis open and free to anyone and everyone. A seven-acre plot in the Beacon Hill neighborhood will be planted with hundreds of different edibles: fruit and nut trees, blueberry & raspberry bushes, pineapple, guava, persimmons, honeyberries, lingonberries, herbs, and much more.
I’m sure there will be some kinks to work out as far as having people/volunteers on site to help guide people on “how” and “when” to harvest food so as to not damage the plants, but what a grand idea! We really need to have more urban agriculture and hopefully it will only get more people involved in permaculture and growing their own foods locally, organically and sustainably. Read more about Seattle’s first food forest here: