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Seattle to Build Nation's First Urban Food Forest

Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, food, garden, green, healthy, humans, interesting, sustainable )

- 2643 days ago -
Due to its mild temperatures and routinely wet climate, Seattle is one of the very few cities in the US with a year-round, outdoor growing season. Taking advantage of this vegetation-friendly environment, and a seven acre plot of public land, a community


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Roger G (148)
Friday February 24, 2012, 1:05 pm
great news, noted, thanks !

Sue Matheson (79)
Friday February 24, 2012, 1:23 pm
go Seattle!

Sue H (7)
Saturday February 25, 2012, 9:28 am
I am truly impressed.... way to go Seattle.

Barbara DeFratis (21)
Saturday February 25, 2012, 9:43 am
This is a great idea, now if we can get a few started here in Ohio--that would be even better.

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 25, 2012, 10:21 am
"Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food." Hippocrates
we must light up the darkness for knowledge is not power its empowering lets all be empowered to change. life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love

Amena Andersson (187)
Saturday February 25, 2012, 10:45 am
Marvelous idea, Hope it catches on and spreads, in various climate dependent forms, throughout the world. TY.

Robert O (12)
Saturday February 25, 2012, 10:51 am
Wonderful, thanks Kathy.

Bette M (91)
Saturday February 25, 2012, 11:34 am
Pass out the PILL too so there will always be enough food
for the people who are already here. And, use all leftover
foods to feed the wild if possible.

Wherever you are there once was a forest.
Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

Dotti L (85)
Saturday February 25, 2012, 12:40 pm
Proud of my city of Seattle. !!

Sharon F (0)
Saturday February 25, 2012, 1:27 pm
Let's hope this catches on and is spread to all schools. They could at least grow apples, plums, mulberries, etc that do not require much work.

Moira P (0)
Saturday February 25, 2012, 2:17 pm
Great idea. I have my own little food forest in my garden; 3 varieties of plums, apples, with blackcurrants, rhubarb, gooseberries and raspberries growing underneath. I would love to start an initiative like the one in Seattle in my local town in England.

Serena Wittkopp (0)
Saturday February 25, 2012, 4:45 pm
Public Food Forest? Great idea! I hope it works!

Anne F (17)
Saturday February 25, 2012, 5:18 pm
Public land growing berries and fruits sounds great.

pam w (139)
Saturday February 25, 2012, 8:20 pm
Good luck with this! I'd like to see part of it closed off and available ONLY to local wildlife.

KS Goh (0)
Sunday February 26, 2012, 1:44 am
Thanks for the article.

Bren R. (0)
Sunday February 26, 2012, 3:35 am
What a wonderful idea!

Tinkie K (71)
Sunday February 26, 2012, 4:13 am
I think this is wonderful.

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 26, 2012, 6:39 am
A wonderful idea ~ but keeping some from abusing it will be impossible, and this is bound to create bitterness and trouble. I fear the park will have to be patrolled in some way...

. (0)
Sunday February 26, 2012, 7:37 am
Noted, thanks.

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday February 26, 2012, 8:28 am
A good idea.

Carmen S (611)
Sunday February 26, 2012, 1:05 pm
great news, thanks Kathy, hope others will follow and do similar things

Suzanne L (89)
Sunday February 26, 2012, 1:46 pm
Noted. Fabulous idea.

Ra Sc (8)
Sunday February 26, 2012, 2:30 pm
That's wonderful. My favorite parks are those where you can wander through a more natural setting. And this will also help people to have good, fresh food. It's a great way to give people a lovely setting, have more plants (which help clean the air), and create food for the populace. What's not to like?

Barbara Goheen (0)
Sunday February 26, 2012, 3:43 pm
way to go Seattle.

Jane H (139)
Sunday February 26, 2012, 5:58 pm

greenplanet e (155)
Sunday February 26, 2012, 9:48 pm

Donna Hamilton (159)
Monday February 27, 2012, 3:49 am
Fantastic project!

Jose Ramon Fisher Rodriguez (13)
Monday February 27, 2012, 4:22 am
I used to live in Seattle and I know that there are several parts of the city where berries grow wild - next to bicycle trails, for example, and on some areas of land that are too steep of an incline to build on. Also, there are some areas of land that are closed off to human activity and limited to local wildlife. However, some areas of the city are densely built-up. This is a very interesting initiative.

Tracy G (3)
Monday February 27, 2012, 9:34 am
This is so great! I'm also planning to turn my entire yard into an edible garden.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 12:39 pm
Occupy Gardens in Toronto, Ontario Canada -

cynthia l (207)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 5:41 pm
Fantaastic idea Right on Seattle

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 4:59 am
Noted. Thanks.

Ruth P (10)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 9:38 am
A great story :)

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 8:31 am
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