The meaning that I place in our project is multifaceted and conjoins with many ideas I have for the future. The Food Forest idea has potential to connect people as community members because it will provide the opportunity for students and other volunteers to interact with the natural landscape on our campus, a landscape which often receives little attention outside of its aesthetic value. The creation of the food forest provides the opportunity for student to recognize the potential to make long-term impacts upon their physical landscape which actually have potential to benefit the environment as well as build community awareness towards the issues associated with the food system.
I absolutely see our project as having potential to nurture values such as community, civic agency, and environmentalism. The ecological principles we are exercising in order to implement the food forest have the immense potential to inspire others to seek more profound understandings of the natural environment and possibly enact similar projects in their communities. Furthermore this project possesses the immense potential to inspire various communities to take a more invested stance in their production and consumption of food.