At Seattle’s New Edible Forest It’s All About Foraging
CURATED BY NIKI DE WITT
In Seattle, if the fruit is ripe for the picking, then head over to Beacon Food Forest ““ soon to be the nation’s largest plot of land designated for foraging. This space, opening later this summer, will offer a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. In addition to fresh produce, the Beacon Food Forest will also offer a space for teaching, barbecues, and community gardening. Check out the video below to learn more…
FROM FAST COMPANY
There’s free food everywhere, if you know where to look. Falling Fruit, which maps publicly available produce in several countries, lists 554 edible varieties (mostly plants) in 570,000 locations. It’s mostly stuff that currently goes to waste, like fruit that drops into streets, only to get mashed into concrete.
Most of the locations on Falling Fruit’s map are single trees (including some on private property, where asking the owner is advised) or small community spaces. But foraging is gaining scale all the time. Several places are planting dedicated forests for public use.
Look at Seattle’s embryonic Beacon Food Forest. Set to become the nation’s largest forageable space, it will cover seven acres within city limits, offering everything from plum, apple, and walnut trees, to berry bushes, herbs and vegetables. The goal is to recreate the ecosystem of a real forest with food-bearing varieties at different heights. …Continue Reading
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Niki is currently exploring Asia while working on a children’s book series about travel. As a child, she traveled and moved often for her parents’ jobs. As a result of this, she has always felt most at home when she’s off and away. She is interested in international films, working on building an impressive tea collection, and can often be found with her camera in hand. You can have a look-see at her blog and follow her on Twitter @nikidding.
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