Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Food Forest in Seattle

Seattle has announced plans to turn one of its parks into a "food forest." Seven acres of Beacon Hill park will be planted with apple, pear, and plum trees, walnuts, berry bushes, and other edible plants. A food forest is an organic, natural version of an orchard, planted with a mix of plants that are supposed to create a viable ecosystem needing no fertilizers or insecticides. Which sounds really cool, but what happens when a vanload of immigrants shows up and starts to vacuum up all the salmonberries?
Organizers say that they will use the honor system when it comes to how much food people can take.
Will that work?

1 comment:

Mary Rose said...

Now I won't be a starving college student!