America’s First Public Food Forest

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June 8, 2012

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America's First Public Food Forest

Daily, our eating turns nature into culture, transforming the body of the world into our bodies and minds.

– Michael Pollan –

America’s First Public Food Forest

Imagine a 7 acre plot of land in a large American city, 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. The best part? All will be available for public plucking to anyone who wanders into Seattle’s first food forest — in fact, America’s first food forest. Says lead landscape architect Margarett Harrison: “This is totally innovative, and has never been done before in a public park.” { read more }

Be The Change

Create your own public food forest — share some produce (homegrown or otherwise) with neighbors.

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