A Story of Ecological Change: Behmerwald Nursery in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania

Title

A Story of Ecological Change: Behmerwald Nursery in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania

Faculty Mentor

Patrick Hurley

Course

ENV-366 Ecological Change in Historical Perspective

Files

Link to Full Text

Link to Story Map

Description

Between 1894 and 2017, Schwenksville and the immediate surrounding area, including Behmerwald Nursery, has slowly changed from a landscape of majority rain-fed farmland to a mixed settlement. This Story Map utilizes oral histories, archival documents and geospatial data to tell the story of these changes to the local community.

Publication Date

Spring 2019

Keywords

Schwenksville, Behmerwald Nursery, agriculture, residential development, Perkiomen river, housing, open space, forests

Disciplines

Agriculture | Environmental Studies | Forest Management | Geographic Information Sciences | Urban Studies and Planning

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

A Story of Ecological Change: Behmerwald Nursery in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania

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