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Model Integrated Pest Management Program Delivery for Community Gardeners

Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Barrett, Eric (main author / Ohio State University Extension), Kowalski, Jacqueline (author / Ohio State University Extension), Ohio State University
Online journal article
Publication Date:
USA: Extension Journal, Inc.
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
advertising, community services, demonstrations, evaluation, extension, extension communication, extension programs, field days, learning, marketing research, marketing techniques, models, pest management, integrated pest management (IPM), social media, community gardens, urban gardens
5 pages., via online journal, The growth of community gardens has created new opportunities for urban Extension personnel at a time when staffing resources continue to decline. To serve the integrated pest management (IPM) needs of community gardening populations, Extension educators in two urban counties developed an on-site program involving a demonstration kit and planning protocol that Extension educators, program staff, and master gardener volunteers can use to teach IPM. The program provides practical, research-based information to community gardeners, allows Extension to maintain a presence in urban centers, and provides outreach to audiences who may not have used Extension resources historically.