City Creates Free Food Forest

There’s a 7-acre farm in Atlanta where residents can walk into a forest, take a deep breath, and begin pulling crops right off the land for dinner. A one-time peacn farm, the Food Forest at Browns Mill project contains 2,500 edible and medicinal plants available to anyone in need. It’s one of a growing number of free-food forests cropping up in cities around the country, as citizens and organizations — both public and private — attempt to solve the problem of hunger. Reports of people taking more than they need are rare, and food that’s left over is harvested by full-time volunteers and distributed among the community.