ERIC Number: EJ1035173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
The Maine Garlic Project: A Participatory Research and Education Program
Fuller, David; Johnson, Steven B.
Journal of Extension, v51 n4 Article 4TOT6 Aug 2013
Participatory research is a useful technique for collecting basic data over a large geographic area. Garlic production was chosen as a participatory research study focus in Maine. Project participants (285) received bulbs to plant, monitored their crop, and reported data online. Participants received a monthly educational newsletter to improve their garlic production and maintain interest in the project. The project introduced many new gardeners to growing garlic for the first time. Participants overwhelmingly reported they shared the information they learned and that they plan to continue to grow garlic. The successful project benefited Maine growers and Extension staff.
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Data Collection, Agriculture, Gardening, Newsletters, Extension Education, Plants (Botany), Citizen Participation, Volunteers, Agricultural Occupations, Attitude Measures
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Maine