Seattle Parks and Recreation Jesús Aguirre, Superintendent
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Beacon Food Forest
Adjacent to the west side of Jefferson Park (see map below)
$20,000 Small and Simple Neighborhood Matching Fund Award for design
Construction: To be determined
The goal of the Friends of JPFF Steering Committee is to develop a schematic design for a Food Forest and community garden. The ethics, principles and concepts of permaculture design and community involvement will guide both the process and design product. A Food Forest is a design method and land management system based on a woodland ecosystem type of permaculture.
The plan will address slope, the movement and capture of water on site, and regeneration of the soil. Potential elements include: a community P-Patch, plant guilds, community gathering places, interpretive educational signage, compost areas, connection to existing park facilities and circulation, and other topics that may emerge as a result of the community workshops. It will develop a phasing sequence, construction budget estimates and a plan for community implementation and management
The project will increase the skills and knowledge base of the Beacon Hill community related to growing food and managing the integrated systems of the Food Forest. This will add to the growing body of knowledge to support innovative urban food projects in Seattle.
Available Food Forest Location
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Neighborhood Matching Fund
Department of Neighborhoods
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