The Ursinus Food Forest began a commitment to a new form of sustainable land management at Whittaker Environmental Research Station. This management integrates lessons from urban agriculture, urban forestry, and agroforestry (see Clark & Nichols 2013) with principles of permaculture (Jacke et al 2005). Begun in 2017, and this past fall marked 2 years since the planting of phase one in 2019. In the fall of 2021 students, faculty, facilities, and volunteers planted the second phase of the food forest site, which added 7 new food producing species. Including this, many projects were created to enhance the site throughout the past year. This presentation will highlight the progress made by 4 different student groups involved with the maintenance and development of the food forest. These groups include the environmental capstone class, the continuation practicum of the capstone projects, the stewardship team, and the outreach team, and will include projects such as the installation of camera traps, creation of recipes using food from the site, developing a permanent kiosk and illustrations of the species on site, and much more.
Bearden, Victoria, "An Exploration of a Year at the Ursinus Food Forest" (2022). Environmental Studies Presentations. 13.
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