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June 11, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Video: Seattle Sprouts An Edible Urban Forest

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.

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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.

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