A Community's Dream of Providing Free Food

A Community's Dream of Providing Free Food

Imagine a food forest where you can reach out for a tomato at arm’s length, pluck a green bean from above your head and discover scented herbs underfoot—this experience might just be possible in Seattle’s Beacon Food Forest (BFF). After the idea for the edible forest was planted in 2009, the canopy layers were developed according to permaculture design concepts. Some initial fears over theft or greedy pickers have been quashed because “the young food forest already yields more than is gathered.” Today, “Tomatoes, zucchini, green beans, acorn squash, Swiss chard, and other delights [are] all given freely…” The forest is open to all, is situated in a diverse neighborhood and attracts visitors from across the world.

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