Community Garden Leadership Initiative

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2017-05-03

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Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement

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Community gardens serve many purposes. They provide an area to grow fresh produce for personal consumption and donation, space for community gathering and in some cases community beautification. However, community gardens are often initiated without thorough planning and thought for long-term sustainability. This program seeks to provide training to community garden leaders in community engagement, asset mapping, and integrated pest management.

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IMPACT. 1: This program is currently being piloted in three counties; Summit, Stark, and Franklin. -- 2. Participants have a better understanding of how to engage the community and developing a mission and vision statement for their project. -- 3. Participants have benefitted by networking with other participants in order to secure resources via the training program.
OSU PARTNERS: Office of Outreach and Engagement; Ohio State University Extension; This project is made possible through a Connect and Collaborate Grant, a program supporting innovative and scholarly engagement programs that leverage academic excellence of The Ohio State University in mutually beneficial ways with external partners
COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Let's Grow Akron
PRIMARY CONTACT: Jacqueline Kowalski (kowalski.124@osu.edu)

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Engaged Scholars, v. 5 (2017).