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Beacon food forest

Photos by Thomas Jorion

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Today, city gardens respond to our desire for green spaces. Tomorrow, they may also satisfy our hunger. Because everything that grows there is edible.

Located four kilometres from downtown Seattle, the three-hectare (seven acres) Beacon Food Forest is made possible by the work and collaboration of 20 twenty members and over a hundred volunteers. Workshops teach young children to respect nature and the food it produces, as well as about alternatives to industrial agriculture.

The project has multiple objectives: to recreate a complete forest ecosystem in an urban environment, to give a helping hand to the natural recycling of the air, and to provide residents with high-quality locally-grown fruit and vegetables. The first harvests will be in summer 2014.


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