Moscow's New Edible Forest - Harvest Park
Final Presentation - July 10, 2019!
On July 10, 2019, the final draft of the Harvest Park conceptual plan will be presented at a special joint meeting of the Moscow Tree and the Moscow Parks and Recreation Commissions. At this meeting the commissioners will decide whether to recommend approval of the Harvest Park conceptual plan, at which time it will be forwarded to City Council for their consideration.
The meeting will be held in the Hamilton Indoor Recreation Center Multipurpose Room (1724 East F Street) and will begin at 5:30 pm. Everyone is invited to attend and see the conceptual plan for your Harvest Park edible forest!
Proposed Edible Forest Conceptual Design Plan and Public Meetings
The City, with assistance from Bernardo Wills Architects, held the first public planning workshop on the new Edible Forest Park on December 19, 2018. Information about the project was presented and great information was gathered from the public for the new park. For those who were unable to attend, a pdf of the presentation slides can be found here:
At the second public planning workshop, which was attended by over 40 people, Bernardo Wills presented a proposed conceptual design for the Edible Forest Park; this design was based on the results of the first workshop as well as information collected through the public survey and input from the Moscow Tree Commission.
A pdf of the presentation slides from the second meeting can be found here:
The Edible Forest Park is located along Southview Avenue, east of the intersection of Highway 95 and Southview Avenue at the south end of Moscow. This unique space is intended to provide educational opportunities and an example to the community of stewardship of a public food forest. The park is intended to create a sense of place and community pride for Moscow for generations to come.
For more information, please contact David Schott, Assistant Parks and Recreation Director, at 208-883-7098 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edible Forest Park Public Survey
THANK YOU to all who participated in our Edible Forest Park public survey - your input is invaluable and has been an integral part of the park planning process! You can see a summary of the results here:
Edible Forest Park Naming Process
The City of Moscow is also in the process of naming this new park, which currently has the working name "Edible Forest Park". During the park naming nomination period, which ran from September 12, 2018 to October 20, 2018, thirty five (35) nominations were received. From those nominations, the Moscow Tree Commission has recommended the name “Harvest Park” as the official name of the park at their November 6, 2018 meeting.
As per City policy, a sixty day (60) public comment period began on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 and continue until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 1, 2019. Written comments on the proposed name, “Harvest Park” must be submitted to the Hamilton Indoor Recreation Center or emailed to David Schott at email@example.com. The Moscow Tree Commission will review and consider comments at their February 5, 2019 meeting prior to making a final recommendation to the Parks and Recreation Commission and ultimately the Moscow City Council.