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1:30PM - 3:00PM
Seattle Public Library
1000 4th Ave, Seattle WA 98104
$Free
Family Focus

Seattle’s innovative Beacon Food Forest shows that permaculture is not just for designing landscapes–Its principles make an even bigger impact when applied to community change efforts. Hear from leaders at the Beacon Food Forest as we discuss how to design effective social change efforts using lessons from permaculture.

The Beacon Food Forest was founded in 2009 when a group of permaculture students dreamed up the possibility of turning unused land beside Jefferson Park into an urban oasis growing shared food for the community. It seeks to build an ecologically restored habitat that sequesters carbon, produces food, connects people to nature and to each other, and provides Beacon Hill with a welcoming outdoor community space for all to share and gather. We educate each other and the community about healthy food, gardening, and permaculture techniques. By following permaculture principles, we strive to care for the people, care for the earth, and create a fair share for all. Four years after planting the first trees, our young forest has attracted visitors from all over the city and the world, and it is producing food for volunteers, neighbors, and everyone else who passes through.