Urban Foraging

Urban Foraging- how can students use botanical knowledge and modern technology to become keen observers and gatherers of knowledge about potentially edible plants in their neighborhoods.

Intern(s):

Alaha Nasari

Mentor(s):

Li Murphy

Project Period:

Summer 2021

Team:

LES

Alaha wanted to combine her love of history of science with the immediacy of exploring students' immediate surroundings. She settled on Urban Foraging and looking at what makes the organisms edible, what aspects of their structures make it beneficial for us to eat? She also introduced the concept of of hunter-gatherers and their lifestyles and encouraged students to put themselves in the place of the hunter-gatherer mindset- what details in these plants we find allow you to distinguish it as an edible plant?

This page was created by BioBus Summer 2021 Jr. Scientist William Rhee.