Beacon Food Forest

A big gardening project is being planned for Beacon Hill.  Located at the intersection of South Dakota Street and 16th Avenue South, the large public space will be home to fruit trees, vegetable plots, and flowing plants.   The project’s steering committee is seeking input and participation from community members during the planning phase.

According to Northwest Asian Weekly:

Some Asian Americans view gardening as an enjoyable hobby. For others, growing food is simply a matter of survival.  Asian farmers — in China, India, Indonesia, Bangledesh, and Vietnam — produce almost 90 percent of the world’s total supply of rice.

In Seattle’s Beacon Hill district, both forms of urban agriculture are planned to occur on a large scale within the next few years.

Beacon Food Forest, formerly known as the Jefferson Park Food Forest, got its start from a design exercise in a permaculture class.  It later received a $20,000 grant from the Department of Neighborhoods.

Read the full article here.