The city of Seattle has donated 7 acres of land and granted more than $100,000 toward planting a "food forest" just 2.5 miles from downtown. The edible forest will function as an ecosystem while growing a wide array of fruits, vegetables, herbs and nuts.
With a local neighborhood at the helm, the Beacon Hill Food Forest is set to become the largest forageable space in the U.S.
In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.