Moscow's New Edible Forest

Final Presentation  - Postponed

The date for the presentation of the final proposed conceptual design for the edible forest park has been postponed in order to allow the team ample time to prepare the most thorough presentation possible.  We are anticipating the new meeting date will be in late March or early April, and will post information as soon as it is available; please check back for updates, and we look forward to seeing you at the final presentation!

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:  

Edible Forest Park Design Workshop #1

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.

Proposed Edible Forest Park Conceptual Design Plan

A pdf of the presentation slides from the second meeting can be found here:

Edible Forest Park Design Workshop #2

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 dschott@ci.moscow.id.us.


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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 Public Survey Results

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 dschott@ci.moscow.id.us. 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.