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Katrece

30 neighbors want an urban food forest/garden at Dix Park.

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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.

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Bridget
Autumn W
Matt Tomasulo
Joe Lawson
Dominique Bischof
José Ramón Chavira
Samantha Holloway
Kyle Maxwell Faltisco
Andy Heymann
Katrece
Emmanuel Brown
Tom K.
Ricky Harris
Daniel McGraw
Megan Freed
Dan
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Emmanuel Brown

Asheville has one, Bountiful Cities Edible Park, that has received mixed reviews. It could be so great! But doesn't really get the love it needs to truly thrive.
www.yelp.com/biz/bountiful-cit....

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Posted Dec 6, 2017
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Tom K.

There is some debate on whether fruit forests are actually viable.

"Fruit forests are a great concept for tropical plants, these plants seem to be well adapted to high levels of insect and bird predation. After all, my avocado and citrus seem not to have any predatory damage. But standard northern crops are 100% unsuitable to this form of agriculture."

www.cloudforest.com/cafe/garde...

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Posted Jun 27, 2013
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