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ERIC Number: EJ1213881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Assessing the Effectiveness of a Community Food Security Project for Curriculum Development
Krebs-Moberg, Julia; Ormsby, Alison
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v18 n2 p128-139 2019
Many counties of Western North Carolina have high levels of food insecurity that may be addressed by training communities to grow, prepare, and preserve their own food. A curriculum was developed and tested in 2016 at a Section 8 housing development in Polk County, NC. Research investigated successful community agriculture projects and assessed participant learning. Weekly class evaluations were conducted, as well as pre- and post-surveys. Challenges included frustration over constraints enforced by the housing rules, poor soil, and unbearable Polk County heat. The final curriculum product can be applied to any community struggling with food security and community resiliency.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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