Water chestnuts, breadfruit, dragon fruit and medicinal palms: In just two years, all this could be harvested two and a half miles from downtown Seattle.
Organizers of the Beacon Hill Food Forest want to turn a city-owned seven-acre site west of Jefferson Park into a community garden where residents can grow their own food.
Beacon Hill resident Glenn Herlihy, a garden designer, got the idea from a design class he took in 2009.
"We picked Jefferson Park and came up with a design to pass the class," he said. ...