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Bus Routes

We highly encourage sustainable transporation methods such as bussing.
The Sound Transit Link Light Rail as well as King County Metro routes #50, #60, and #36 are all within walking distance to the Beacon Food Forest Site.

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Driving Directions

We are located in the North Beacon Hill area, less than 5miles south of I-90 and directly east of the West Seattle Bridge.
The Beacon Food Forest site is adjacent to Jefferson Park on 15th AVE S and S. Dakota St in Seattle, WA.

I-5 Southbound

Take exit #163A and keep left toward Columbian Way

I-5 Northbound

Take exit #163, keep right Columbian Way
Once off the exit:
• Stay on Columbian Way, which will merge onto 15th AVE S.
• Turn left onto S. Dakota St
• Past 16th AVE S, there is parking available in the lot adjacent to the park.



15th Avenue South & South Dakota Street
Seattle, WA 98108

Contact Us

Donate Food, Materials, Music, and Tools

Please fill out the form below and include a short description of your donation. We will be in contact with you soon.


Forks up to our friends at InterChange Media for the awesome video!

Music composed by Erica Hilario. Special thanks to Glenn Herlihy one of the co-founders who spent a lot of time helping us create the video. Thanks also to Jacqueline Cramer, Giovanni Dellino, Barbara Jefferson, Margaret Harrison and to everyone involved with the project.

Work parties are family friendly events that involve a diverse community of all ages in a huge variety of tasks at the Beacon Food Forest site.

There is no registration required. Parties generally run between 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Please bring work gloves, water, and a $2 to $5 donation for lunch.

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Permaculture Education Collective

In 2015, the Beacon Food Forest began a program to hold classes both on and off-site in order to further the understanding of food forest principles as well topics that further the mission of the Beacon Food Forest. Here you'll find a selection of current classes, as well as a list of past classes brought to you by the team at the Beacon Food Forest.

Stewardship program

If you dream of gaining the knowledge, skills and hands-on experience for growing food forests, this is the class for you.

Taught by locally active permaculture educators and practitioners, we will help you understand the interconnected systems that make food forests healthy and productive, as well give you plenty of time to spend with other like-minded people.

There will be three sessions of classroom time to introduce you to forest gardening methods (please review the lessons below). We will also spend time at the Beacon Food Forest to learn by experience, and then you'll participate as a leader in community work parties. We will be following a Chinese Proverb's wise words: "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I will learn." You must be able to participate in all classes. Keep your eye on current classes for the next stewardship program. These programs are scheduled every quarter.

This educational experience is provided by the Beacon Food Forest with a grant from King Conservation District.

Want to teach a class?

Do you want to teach a class in permaculture at the Beacon Food Forest? Start here.