Saturday, March 3, 2012

Seattle's first edible food forest!

The Beacon Hill Edible Food Forest in Seattle is due to open this year and the prospect of foraging for locally grown wild food is making me giddy with excitement! What's even more exciting is that it is located a short 10mins away. This is to be built in stages, while still in the planning stage, committees are forming and funding is being raised. 

Full seven acre proposal to be built over the next few years.

Photo courtesy of Harrison Design/BeaconFoodForest.com

There seems to be no official opening date, but will be watching and posting further developments on this like a hawk! Please check out the links for more info on this exciting local, sustainable undertaking.

http://beaconfoodforest.weebly.com

18 comments:

  1. What a cool concept! How fortunate for you it is only 10 minutes away!

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    1. Its such a cool concept, looking forward to reading more about it over the months to come, I'll be sure to update =)

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  2. I was reading about this just the other day! Why do the best ideas start on the West Coast? This is something every city should be doing and I'm hoping other city councils are paying attention. Hmm, maybe I'll be forwarding this to my own councillor.

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    1. Adele, I'll cross my fingers for you and hope one heads your way sooner than later. Great idea about contacting your local council, let us know how it goes, good luck! Cheers Julia

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  3. Dear Julia, Is this a NEW idea? It's wonderful! And so near your home. P. x

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    1. Hi Pam, While the idea is not new, it's New to Seattle! I believe Seattle is modeling their plans from an established forest that the city of San Francisco built a few years back. I cant wait to see it! Thanks for stopping by xx

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  4. Gosh, I would love to see something like that happen around here! Please keep us posted--that is a really nifty project!

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    1. Absolutely Beth, I'll be sure to post any new findings! I am so soooo excited for this..Cheers Julia

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  5. Sounds really cool! I hope you keep us posted if you do hear anything about opening dates, I'd love to visit.

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    1. Maybe we could do a SAGBUTT get together there once it opens? Not that I am very good at getting to their events ;)

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  6. How exciting! I can't wait to see your posts about this fabulous idea!!

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    1. I can't wait to post on my first time going...ahh the anticipation, I'm giddy with excitement!!

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  7. Only 10mins from you! That is awesome! What a cool idea, I would love to see PDX do something like this :) Do keep us posted! Cheers, Jenni

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    1. Now you have another reason to head up this way for a visit ;)

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  8. So people will be free to wander the forest and take what they want? Or will it be for educational purposes only? It's a great concept. Lucky that it will be so close to you!

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  9. So cool! Wish something like this would start in my city. I think we have some nearby, though.

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Thanks for stopping by and reading my latest post! I love sharing my gardening adventures and reading your wonderful comments. Happy digging...Cheers Julia!!

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