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“Seattle to Build Nations First Food Forest” –
How about Yelm?

From Take Part:

“Forget meadows. The citys new park will be filled with edible plants, and everything from pears to herbs will be free for the taking.”

“Seattles vision of an urban food oasis is going forward. A seven-acre plot of land in the citys Beacon Hill neighborhood will be planted with hundreds of different kinds of edibles: walnut and chestnut trees; blueberry and raspberry bushes; fruit trees, including apples and pears; exotics like pineapple, yuzu citrus, guava, persimmons, honeyberries, and lingonberries; herbs; and more. All will be available for public plucking to anyone who wanders into the citys first food forest.”

“The concept of a food forest certainly pushes the envelope on urban agriculture and is grounded in the concept of permaculture, which means it will be perennial and self-sustaining, like a forest is in the wild. Not only is this forest Seattles first large-scale permaculture project, but its also believed to be the first of its kind in the nation,” by Clare Leschin-Hoar.

Editor’s Note:
How about Yelm joining Seattle in leading the way on this, too?

Wouldn’t this idea be a wonderful addition to the Yelm Food Co-op’s Farmer’s market?
“We will be establishing the Yelm Cooperative as a 501.c.3 federally approved non-profit organization. It will oversee the programs of the Retail Store, the Farmers market and the Community Food Education Program. The latter will now encompass what was earlier seen as the Community Garden program,” quoting the Yelm Food Co-op.

Posted by Steve on March 15, 2012 at 6:10 am | Permalink

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