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Nation’s Largest Public Food Forest Takes Root on Beacon Hill
“Form follows function” is the latest mantra of public space landscapers in Seattle. Or at least that’s the case if the city’s planned food forest comes to fruition (the best of puns).
Seven acres of unused lawn space are set to be transformed into an edible oasis. Not only will the land boast all of the gazebos and grilling opportunities of any respectable public park, but an entire forest of vegan eats ripe for the picking:
“Visitors to the corner of  15th Ave S. and S. Dakota Street will be  greeted by a literal forest — an entire acre will feature large  chestnuts and walnuts  in the overstory, full-sized fruit trees like big  apples and mulberries  in the understory, and berry shrubs, climbing  vines, herbaceous plants,  and vegetables closer to the ground.”
And that’s just one acre. Further fruits and vegetables will be grown throughout the space.
While lead landscape architect Margarett Harrison thinks this will set a precedent for future land revitalization projects in the northwest, it’s much more than that: this will be the largest of any such project in the entire United States.
How long will we have to wait until such a tasty oasis crops up in the middle of New York City, I wonder? —MN

Public Food Forest? Yes! —A.P.

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Nation’s Largest Public Food Forest Takes Root on Beacon Hill

“Form follows function” is the latest mantra of public space landscapers in Seattle. Or at least that’s the case if the city’s planned food forest comes to fruition (the best of puns).

Seven acres of unused lawn space are set to be transformed into an edible oasis. Not only will the land boast all of the gazebos and grilling opportunities of any respectable public park, but an entire forest of vegan eats ripe for the picking:

“Visitors to the corner of 15th Ave S. and S. Dakota Street will be greeted by a literal forest — an entire acre will feature large chestnuts and walnuts in the overstory, full-sized fruit trees like big apples and mulberries in the understory, and berry shrubs, climbing vines, herbaceous plants, and vegetables closer to the ground.”

And that’s just one acre. Further fruits and vegetables will be grown throughout the space.

While lead landscape architect Margarett Harrison thinks this will set a precedent for future land revitalization projects in the northwest, it’s much more than that: this will be the largest of any such project in the entire United States.

How long will we have to wait until such a tasty oasis crops up in the middle of New York City, I wonder? —MN

Public Food Forest? Yes! —A.P.

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    This is great! An orchard in the city!
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