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Beacon Food Forest: Seattle Community Builds an Edible Forest on Seven Acres of Public Land

In Beacon Hill in Seattle, the neighborhood community has come together to build an urban food forest on seven acres of public land to grow our own organic food. Our goal is to design, plant and grow an edible urban forest garden that inspires our community to gather together, grow our own food and rehabilitate our local ecosystem.


http://youtu.be/LOVYbXnEFXk

Website: http://beaconfoodforest.weebly.com/

City Website: http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/ppatch/locations/Beacon...

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/beaconfoodforest

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Some press coverage:

Nation's Largest 'Food Forest' To Be Built In Middle Of Seattle

Into the woods: Seattle plants a public food forest

Seattle's First Urban Food Forest Will Be Open To Foragers

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Bump for shear awesomeness! I

Bump for shear awesomeness! I sent these guys some info on hugelkulture as I think that is the one thing they were missing. Hopefully they will become an example for towns and cities across the country!

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thanks for the bump!

On my mobile, so it's not as convenient to research what hugelkulture is. What is it?

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Basically raised beds built

Basically raised beds built over rotting wood eliminating the need for irrigation etc...

here is a link with the summary:

"grow a typical garden without irrigation or fertilization
has been demonstrated to work in deserts as well as backyards
use up rotting wood, twigs, branches and even whole trees that would otherwise go to the dump or be burned
it is pretty much nothing more than buried wood
can be flush with the ground, although raised garden beds are typically better
can start small, and be added to later
can always be small - although bigger is better

http://www.richsoil.com/hugelkultur/

I also sent them this video of the guy who developed it and many other techniques:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yScINihX_z8

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I did a mini version of that last spring

The system works really well, its amazing how productive a small garden can be. I did the square foot method with four 4'x8' raised beds. I layered branches and twigs at the bottom, then fall leafs on that, then topped it off with vermiculite, compost and Pete moss mixed in thirds. A small Koi pond is the source for the water, so it's like a non recirculating aquaponic system with the fish water providing a source for nitrogen. I add fresh water only to the Koi pond as it needs it.

Neat!

I'm 15 minutes into the YouTube! Good stuff! Thanks for sharing!

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Yeah Sepp Holzer is a genius

Yeah Sepp Holzer is a genius his farm is amazing and a model for the future It's like the garden of Eden and its at 4000 feet in the Austrian Alps and the guy grows Citrus and kiwi etc. without a green house... Amazing!

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Very cool I am glad this is

Very cool I am glad this is catching on...

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