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Publication Date

Summer 7-2021

Description

Walnut Acres was an organic farm located in the town of Penns Creek, Pennsylvania that is considered to be one of America’s original organic farms. Founded in 1946, Walnut Acres helped begin the organic agriculture movement in the US. Though the Walnut Acres brand has since been sold, the Walnut Acres Foundation remains intact and is now focusing on documenting the history and influence of Walnut Acres. Digital media has presented the Walnut Acres Foundation with a unique opportunity to catalog their history via online exhibits on their website. The challenge that faces the Foundation now is to find the best method to create a digital, interactive experience that will be available to the public on the Walnut Acres website. By comparing different ideas and software options, an interactive timeline covering the growth and history of Walnut Acres was chosen as the best option to pursue. Comparing the merits of different technological platforms, including Timeline JS, Omeka and WordPress, we have found that Timeline JS is the best platform to design an informative timeline that provides the public with a comprehensive history of one of America’s original organic farms. This poster was first presented at the 2021 Susquehanna Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium. The poster describes the project and process of selecting and designing the timeline. To see the final product, visit the Walnut Acres Foundation website at: https://walnutacresproject.org/virtual-museum Project made possible by funding from the Ekedahl Fund and Bucknell's Center for Sustainability and the Environment.

Keywords

organic agriculture; digital humanities; farming

Keywords

organic agriculture; digital humanities; farming

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