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Public Food Forest Concept

Touch the Soil News #976 (Feature photo – Volunteers at the Beacon Hill Food Forest – courtesy of the Beacon Hill Food Forest) A food forest is a place where people make things grow and into which are cultivated vegetable plants, fruit trees and nut trees. Since it is a public enterprise, the food is free to harvest and eat for anyone that wishes to visit this unusual form of community garden. Public food forests are not a major trend, but they are trending. Food forests are entirely run by volunteers contributing whatever they can. This type of public co-operation can lead to land being made available by city municipalities.…

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