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Edible landscaping

Edible Landscaping

Inspired by the film Food Inc. in 2011, student Alyshia Zimmerman teamed up with EMU grounds supervisor Will Hairston and, with help from grants and the Earthkeepers club, bought and transplanted 1,000 plants for landscaping and food around campus. Edible landscaping had already been a staple at EMU, but this push helped to diversify and add to the plants, which include:

  • asparagus hedges
  • apple, pear, and persimmon trees
  • fig and grape vines
  • juneberry and raspberry bushes.

The students also created a map for the edible landscaping which can be used to explore all of the delicious plants on campus:

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