What is an urban food forest? According to www.edibleforestgardens.com/ab...
"Edible forest gardening [a food forest] is the art and science of putting plants together in woodland-like patterns that forge mutually beneficial relationships, creating a garden ecosystem that is more than the sum of its parts. You can grow fruits, nuts, vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, other useful plants, and animals in a way that mimics natural ecosystems. You can create a beautiful, diverse, high-yield garden. If designed with care and deep understanding of ecosystem function, you can also design a garden that is largely self-maintaining."
Think Beacon Food Forest. Here is what their website states: "The goal of the Beacon Food Forest
is to design, plant and grow an edible urban forest garden that inspires our community to gather together, grow our own food and rehabilitate our local ecosystem. Join us to improve public health by regenerating our public land into an edible forest ecosystem." http://beaconfoodforest.org/
This could be an amazing addition to Dix Park that could benefit our ecosystem, act as a wonderful tool to learn where our food comes from, and enjoy the benefits of a public, edible food garden.