Arctic Food Forest, Anchorage Museum, 2016
16’ x 30’ x 40’ footprint.

The risks around food security are greatly increased in an area of the United States where food is roughly 4x as expensive as it is in the lower 48 states. Arctic Food Forest utilizes permaculture to plant a regenerative ecosystem with Zone 5 and 6 edible perennial plants and predictive modeling to plan for a warming arctic. “Arctic Food Forest” was built with reused IBC totes and Alaskan soils, to grow the perennial fruits that were found in fossil records during periods of increased global warming. As this project went on it was substantial that that the city of Anchorage engaged in planting more perennial edibles in public spaces.

Arctic Food Forest is a regenerative, edible perennial food forest for the Anchorage Museum. Planted with Zone 5 and 6 foods to ready for a warming climate in Alaska, this project is by Mary Mattingly. Arctic Food Forest is a regenerative, edible perennial food forest for the Anchorage Museum. Planted with Zone 5 and 6 foods to ready for a warming climate in Alaska, this project is by Mary Mattingly. Arctic Food Forest is a regenerative, edible perennial food forest for the Anchorage Museum. Planted with Zone 5 and 6 foods to ready for a warming climate in Alaska, this project is by Mary Mattingly. Arctic Food Forest is a regenerative, edible perennial food forest for the Anchorage Museum. Planted with Zone 5 and 6 foods to ready for a warming climate in Alaska, this project is by Mary Mattingly.
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Arctic Food Forest is a regenerative, edible perennial food forest for the Anchorage Museum. Planted with Zone 5 and 6 foods to ready for a warming climate in Alaska, this project is by Mary Mattingly. Arctic Food Forest is a regenerative, edible perennial food forest for the Anchorage Museum. Planted with Zone 5 and 6 foods to ready for a warming climate in Alaska, this project is by Mary Mattingly. Arctic Food Forest is a regenerative, edible perennial food forest for the Anchorage Museum. Planted with Zone 5 and 6 foods to ready for a warming climate in Alaska, this project is by Mary Mattingly. Arctic Food Forest is a regenerative, edible perennial food forest for the Anchorage Museum. Planted with Zone 5 and 6 foods to ready for a warming climate in Alaska, this project is by Mary Mattingly.
Arctic Food Forest, 2016 Arctic Food Forest, 2016 Arctic Food Forest, 2016 Arctic Food Forest, 2016
Arctic Food Forest is a regenerative, edible perennial food forest for the Anchorage Museum. Planted with Zone 5 and 6 foods to ready for a warming climate in Alaska, this project is by Mary Mattingly.  

Arctic Food Forest, 2016