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Food Forest at Swan Creek Park

Metro Parks Tacoma is partnering with various groups and individuals from the community to build a 1-acre food forest in Swan Creek Park. The Tacoma Food Forest and multiple community-wide edible pathways will serve the community in the following ways:

  • Educate the community about the advantages of permaculture and sustainable landscapes/ecosystems
  • Provide free, accessible, nutritious food to community members experiencing food insecurity
  • Enhance the recreational experience of park users and encourage outdoor activities by providing enticing fruits for consumption
  • Beautify the urban landscape with flowering plants and trees, while implementing a sustainable urban canopy
  • Provide our community with an edible urban design system that can be mapped and promoted as a unique program, worthy of positive attention for our region.
  • Honor social diversity, including identifiers such as socioeconomic status, race, gender, creed, and culture, creating a safe and welcomed place for expression and sovereignty.

Learn more about the Food Forest