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Patrick Hurley


The Ursinus College food forest was planted in the fall of 2019 during the school's sesquicentennial celebration year. In the spirit of longevity, the project aims to support the future of Ursinus and the planet. The Ursinus Food Forest used sustainable land management practices to develop an urban forest that will provide our community with food. A food forest or a forest garden is a planting of edible plants mimicking a natural ecosystem. Food forests are found in both urban and suburban areas. The Ursinus College food forest is located on the Whitaker Environmental Research Station. The forest is currently an archer plot. As food forest stewards we monitor and maintain the health of the plot. This includes performing maintenance to directly improve plant health and site maintenance to maintain plant health in the future.


Presented as part of the Ursinus College Celebration of Student Achievement (CoSA) held April 22, 2021.

The downloadable .m4v video file has a run time of 14:14.

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