Monthly Archives: June 2014

Beacon Food Forest Monologue


Craig Ferguson mentioned the nation’s largest forest garden, the Beacon Food Forest in Seattle, on his show years ago. Play the YouTube clip above or go to YouTube directly, http://youtu.be/nU6Q5XrYQe8 Craig’s remarks on the urban food forest begin at 2:11.

Food forests are sometimes called Wilderness Gardens or Forest Gardens. They can provide food all year round with minimal labor. Info about the Beacon Food Forest may be found here, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beacon_Food_Forest or directly at their web presence, http://beaconfoodforest.org/.

A seven layered food forest (root, ground, herb, shrub, low fruit trees, high canopy trees and climbing vines–see Food Forest Chart) doesn’t require 7 acres or much in the way of herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers or labor to keep producing.

Most of the work is just harvesting the bounty.