Beacon Food Forest
A Community Garden
Photography: Brandon Scott Herrell
Beacon Food Forest is feeding the community.
Located in the heart of Beacon Hill, a stone's throw from I5 is this little oasis of community support and mutual aid. The volunteer run Beacon Food forest is a mix of private and public garden beds, providing fresh produce for the community, and volunteer opportunities for anyone looking to get their hands dirty. Each month we will continue to donate a portion of every Glasswing sale to different non-profits supporting the community or fighting for racial justice. For the month of September, our donations will benefit the Beacon Food Forest. Every little bit counts. Thank you so much for your support.
Working with nature
”A food forest is a gardening technique or land management system, which mimics a woodland ecosystem by substituting edible trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals. Fruit and nut trees make up the upper level, while berry shrubs, edible perennials and annuals make up the lower levels. The Beacon Food Forest will combine aspects of native habitat rehabilitation with edible forest gardening.”
Looking to get involved?
Help support the Beacon Food Forest by volunteering. No experience is needed. You can join their mailing list here for more information and work party opportunties. "Sunset Lab" Drop-In Volunteer hours are currently on Thursdays from 4 - 8 pm. No RSVP is necessary. Find a lead volunteer wearing an orange bandana or mask. They will help you find a task to work on (independently or with others at a safe distance) and set you free to do it. Stay for as much or as little time as you like. Remember to rest and enjoy yourself along the way!
Other ways to support: Donate! Share, help to spread the word!