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ERIC Number: EJ1086556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0266-0830
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Growing Opportunities: CSA Members, CSA Farmers, and Informal Learning in the USA
Everson, Connie
Studies in the Education of Adults, v47 n2 p176-184 Aut 2015
Community-supported agriculture (CSA) began as a loosely formalised, vaguely socialistic agreement between consumers and farmers through which the consumers were provided with fresh produce from the farms. When the institution became more structured, education gained a near-equal footing with the nutritional offerings. My research indicated that the goodwill engendered by the farmers translated into a shared sense of community where information and knowledge could be freely shared among the CSA members and their farmer. Informal learning was an intricate part of participation in the CSA experience. While individuals joining a CSA did not anticipate or expect a learning experience, the season-long process was strongly conducive to many forms of informal learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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