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A Decade Old, Beacon Food Forest Evolves Into its Second Phase

by Chetanya Robinson


Every day, hundreds of commuters pass the Beacon Food Forest on their way to I-5 with no idea they are passing possibly one of the largest food forest projects on public land in the United States. This seven acre plot, is a trail-blazer for such urban permaculture projects around the world.

The Beacon Food Forest began in 2009 as a final project for a permaculture design course that co-founders Jacqueline Cramer and Glenn Herlihy were taking. During the course, the co-founders chose the Jefferson Park site and with community support, the City awarded grants to start the project. Continue reading A Decade Old, Beacon Food Forest Evolves Into its Second Phase

Beacon Hill’s Food Forest Seeding Change in the World

by Chetanya Robinson

Kenji Nakagawa fell in love with the Beacon Food Forest when it was still a distant vision, deeply rooted in people’s imaginations rather than the soil. On a Saturday in mid-April 2013, Nakagawa was set on visiting his mother in Beacon Hill. But five blocks before arriving at her home, he met a group busily working on a grassy slope of Jefferson Park’s western edge. Continue reading Beacon Hill’s Food Forest Seeding Change in the World