Apples! Pears! Walnuts! The smug satisfaction that comes with living in one of America’s most progressive cities!
A seven-acre plot of land in a Seattle neighbourhood will soon be home to the U.S.’ first “Food Forest,” a park that will have apple trees, pear trees, nuts, and all sorts of other edible plants available to anyone for free. The park, in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighbourhood, will have a veritable cornucopia of edible delights for people looking for local, healthy, fresh, and above all, free food. According to Take Part, that means “walnut and chestnut trees; blueberry and raspberry bushes; fruit trees, including apples and pears; exotics like pineapple, yuzu citrus, guava, persimmons, honeyberries, and lingonberries; herbs; and more.” We don’t even know what half those things are (pineapple? Regular apples not good enough for ya, Seattle?), but it certainly has our stomachs growling. The food forest has the support of Seattle’s city council, but there’s no word yet on just when the park will be open.