Florida Gulf Coast University Food Forest
Florida Gulf Coast University Food Forest
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Commenced:
01/05/2011
Submitted:
26/05/2012
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers , Florida , US
Website:
www.fgcufoodforest.weebly.com
Climate zone:
Sub-tropical





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Florida Gulf Coast University Food Forest

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School Projects, Educational

Project Summary

The Food Forest is FGCU's student-run botanical garden of tropical/subtropical edible species that grow well in South Florida. It also includes non-edible native species, which harbor a full array of native fauna and help to maintain the system. The species diversity is exceptional, and a testament to the potential we have in South Florida for a plentiful and sustainable lifestyle. Combining engineering, ecology, horticulture, and design, the Food Forest is a truly creative interdisciplinary initiative that is for students, by students.

Project Description

The Food Forest officially belongs to the FGCU student body.  That means that if you are a student at FGCU, this garden belongs to YOU ! Everyone is welcome to come and share the fruits and to learn about growing food in South Florida.  The Food Forest is an educational tool for our community to learn about the vast array of foods from all over the world that can be grown locally.  Together, we can redefine what it means to live in South Florida by understanding the potential we have in our own back yards.  

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Administrators
Erica Klopf - Admin
Team Members
Arlo Simonds - Garden Manager 2015 season

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