Moscow may soon see city-owned "edible forest park"

Posted at 12:38 PM, Nov 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-26 14:38:03-05

Several acres of open hillside in northern Idaho may soon be home to an "edible forest park".

The new park would be owned by the city of Moscow.

The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports the city can't take action until receiving an official proposal from Indian Hills Trading Company, which owns the land.

Moscow Parks and Recreation Director Dwight Curtis says an edible forest park could provide activities such as apple pressing for cider and berry picking. The Moscow tree, pathways and parks and recreation commissions support the park.

Nils Peterson, Tree Commission chair, said if the plan happens, he anticipates a variety of fruit trees and shrubs would be planted.

Peterson says the park would also provide a pedestrian route from Indian Hills Drive down the hill to Southview Avenue - a route that is not currently in place.




(The AP contributed to the article.)