ERIC Number: EJ1074724
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Weed Garden: An Effective Tool for Extension Education
Beck, Leslie; Patton, Aaron J.
Journal of Extension, v53 n4 Article 4TOT8 Aug 2015
A weed garden was constructed to quantify and improve identification skills among clientele. The garden was planted with over 100 weed species based on surveys on problematic weeds. The weed garden proved useful for introducing additional hands-on learning activities into traditional lecture-based seminars. Through seminar and field day attendee feedback, data were gathered on weeds commonly misidentified. The data reflected the need to continue focusing education efforts on weed identification and to increase training on weeds commonly misidentified. Through continued use of the weed garden, Extension specialists can enhance clientele identification skills and aid in developing effective weed management strategies.
Descriptors: Extension Education, Gardening, Plants (Botany), Experiential Learning, Seminars, Teaching Methods, Workshops, Identification, Classification, Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana