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How do I know which plants on campus are edible?

May 3, 2013

Edibles on campus

Q:  How do I know which plants on campus are edible? 

A:  Did you know there are fruits, vegetables and herbs planted all over campus that you are welcome to pick and eat? Everything is grown using organic methods. Our Grounds Department stopped using pesticides and herbicides 15 years ago.

This spring, a group of students have been locating and mapping the edibles on campus. Thanks to environmental studies senior Madelyn Hamilton, we now have a beautiful hand-drawn map of the location of the edibles on campus. CLICK HERE or on the image to the left to download a PDF of the map.