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Re: [Wild-Foodies-of-Philly] Foraging study requests participants

From: fight-uni
Sent on: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 9:34 PM
Think Dr. Hurley will gag if I tell him I'm a Doomsday Prepping, Fiat Currency Crashitarian, Societal Collapsitarian, Vegetarian? Besides, it gets me out of the house. eating garlic mustard pesto right now 

On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 9:59 AM, Lynn Landes <[address removed]> wrote:


From Professor Patrick Hurley, Ursinus College:


Do you gather wild plants or mushrooms in Southeastern Pennsylvania?


We'd like to talk with you.


The Purpose

People living in southeastern Pennsylvania have long gathered

and still do gather wild plants and fungi for a variety of reasons,

including the economic, cultural, subsistence, and other benefits they



But we recognize that the foraging/gathering of wild plants and mushrooms is

a practice not often discussed in public venues. Thus, we are interested in

learning about the diversity of plant and mushroom species that are

gathered, the ways these materials are used (as crafts, tools, food,

medicine, etc.), and the motivations for gathering. In this way, we seek to

discover and document this practice and its importance to people living in

Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester counties. 


Who We are and How this Information will be used?

This study is being conducted by researchers from Ursinus College.

Results from this research will be published in a final report online,

presented at academic conferences, and submitted for academic publication. 


Contact Information:

Patrick Hurley, Ph.D.



Ursinus College


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