You have probably heard of the Beacon Food Forest, the new urban farming project being created west of Jefferson Park. Suddenly, however, much of the rest of the country is hearing about it as well. The Food Forest has picked up a ton of press in the last few weeks.
“It’s a great day if you like the organic food!” Craig Ferguson of CBS’s Late Late Show spent part of his monologue on Monday night’s show riffing about the Food Forest and organic food.
The Food Forest was also featured on KUOW’s Weekday show with Steve Scher on Monday.
Here are some of the other mentions this local project has received:
- The Daily Meal
- Associated Press (This one was picked up directly by news outlets around the world, including the Seattle Times.)
- Oregon Live
- Mother Nature Network
- NPR’s The Salt
- Gawker: “Sometimes The Portlandia Skits Just Write Themselves”
- DeMorgen.be (in Dutch!)
- UTNE Reader
- The Mark
- Indian Country Today Media Network
And the stories that seem to have started the frenzy:
It’s not yet as well-known as the Space Needle, but it seems the Food Forest is on its way to becoming a famous Seattle landmark.