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4:38 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Edible Public Forest Takes Root In Seattle

Tom Banse. Volunteers put down burlap sacks to kill grass and weeds at the fledgling Beacon Food Forest.

Originally published on Mon September 23, 2013 5:56 pm

Over the past year, volunteers in Seattle have been clearing grass next to a city park and planting all manner of fruit and nut trees, berry bushes and vegetables.

It's a social experiment, where the eventual bounty from this public "food forest " will be open for anyone to forage. But can respect and sharing triumph over hunger and greed in the edible arboretum?

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There's something so compelling about the idea that it attracts as many as 100 volunteers at a time to scheduled work parties.

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