Just One Question: What's a Food Forest?

  • May 27, 2015
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IMAG6288 Erika Longino at Glendale Golf Course, where she hopes to see a "food forest" grow someday.

There are a variety of options on the table when it comes to improving parks, open spaces and trails in Salt Lake City. One that’s popped up a couple of times through the Capital City’s open house process is the notion of turning at least part of the soon-to-be decommissioned Glendale Golf Course into a food forest. KRCL's Lara Jones has just one question – what’s a food forest? To find out more, she met Erika Longino at the edge of the golf course to find out more:

 

J1Q What's a Food Forest?

 

Erika Longino works at Edible Campus Gardens at the University of Utah. She supports turning part of Glendale Golf Course into a food forest a la Beacon Food Forest in Seattle. She helped draft a plan for a food forest in Midvale. Read about it here: Bingham Food Forest.

 

A food forest is just one of many ideas coming out of the city's public process for parks, open space and trails. To voice your opinion, you can take the online survey at ouroutdoorsslc.com or attend the last two open houses Thursday from 11-2 at Gallivan Plaza or from 3-7 on the plaza at Library Square.

 

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