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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

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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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Intro to Biochar class (with Aaron Armstrong as teacher) photo



Intro to Biochar class (with Aaron Armstrong as teacher)

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From 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

In this hands-on, skill-building class, participants will receive the knowledge necessary to be able to produce small biochar stoves at home, properly charge biochar with organic materials, and apply biochar in an effective and efficient manner.

Leave the class with a small biochar stove, char appropriate for biological innoculation, and char innoculation process started so it will soon be ready to use in your garden!

Materials will be provided.  Do bring: a pint-sized container for your biochar and water bottle, and dress for whatever weather we have as class will be entirely outside.  Meet at the Gathering Plaza at Beacon Food Forest (east up the hill from 15th Ave. S. and S. Dakota St.)


Tickets are $25 with some sliding scale available

Contact Aaron Armstrong with questions about class -

A little about Biochar Instructor, Aaron Armstrong -
Aaron studied tea ceremony, tea cultivation, and tea gardens for many years. Lived and worked in Japan with holistically motivated tea growers, tea hybridizers, and tea masters.  Came to permaculture by way of tea cultivation.  Came to design through a three-fold path of study of Japanese/Chinese tea gardens and aesthetics; English gardens; and growing up in the Pacific NW forests.  Once a tea importer and purveyor, and still a tea practitioner, Aaron worked for many years to establish an urban farm and community education center, Wallingfarm, in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle. In 2014, he established SoilScapes, a sustainable landscape design/build firm in same neighborhood.  Working with local permaculture professionals drew him into the Seattle sustainability and permaculture communities.  He specializes in hugelkultur applications and soil regeneration and is focused on experimentation and collection of empirical evidence for permaculture and soil systems.  He co-owns, Oasis Edible Naturescapes, a design-build Seattle-based holistic permaculture design landscaping company that strives to work in harmony with nature and be a force for good!

Location: S. Dakota Street and 16th Avenue South