At Whittaker Environmental Research Station, the first iteration of the Ursinus Food Forest was planted in 2019. The Ursinus Food Forest includes over 15 species of edible species and embraces lessons in urban agriculture, urban forestry, and agroforestry. The site has now been planted for over a year, and is monitored by Dr. Patrick Hurley, student researchers, and Ursinus facilities. There are two separate student research teams involved with the food forest, one focusing on stewardship of the site and the other focusing on outreach for the site. The goal of the outreach team is to build a community around the food forest through social media, Ursinus community engagement, and to build elements and protocols that can be used for years to come. This presentation will take a look at the range of projects that the outreach team has completed over this year. Some of the projects that will be highlighted include the creation of digital base maps highlighting the locations of planted species, the development of photography and instagram protocols, a set of drawings for the shrub and tree species of the food forest, and an insight on how the instagram page is run.
Bearden, Victoria, "Exploration of the Food Forest Outreach Team" (2021). Environmental Studies Presentations. 11.
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