7-acre Public Food Forest to be Planted in the Heart of Seattle
With a fair amount of community support to back it, a seven acre plot of land in Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood, located just 2 miles southeast of the city center, is going to be turned into a public food forest. It will be planted with the standard sort of food forest fare of nut trees, berry bushes, herbs, and fruit trees. And even some exotics like pineapple, yuzu citrus, guava, persimmons, honeyberries, and lingonberries. All of the food produced by the forest will be free, all someone needs to do is harvest.
100,000$ has been allocated to the first phase of the park, where only 1.75 acres will be planted. If after a few years the city is happy with the food forest the rest of the 7 acres will be planted with fruit and nut trees.
Also, garden plots will be available for lease to local gardeners for only 10$ a year.