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dc.contributor.authorTrutko, Alexanderen
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-18T19:36:32Zen
dc.date.available2015-02-18T19:36:32Zen
dc.date.issued2014-07en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/51526en
dc.description.abstractUrban farm education programs can provide opportunities for community members to acquire skills and knowledge related to agriculture, food production, and nutrition. This project proposed a case study focusing on the Common Good City Farm’s Green Tomorrows program, an urban agriculture and nutrition education program for residents of Washington D.C., which aims to increase participant level of food security, ability to grow crops in urban locations, and knowledge of nutrition, food preparation, and food budgeting. The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of how effectively the Green Tomorrows program accomplished its intended program goals and outcomes. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with program staff and recent regular participants to: 1) identify similarities and differences between the staff and participant stated program goals; 2) determine key program impacts on participants; and 3) generate programmatic recommendations. The semi-structured interview guides included questions that revealed staff and program graduates perceptions concerning goals and outcomes of the program. Participants described how the program’s food distribution resulted in increased consumption of produce, which contributed to improved food security. They reported greater knowledge of agricultural methods and healthy eating, and the ability to prepare and shop for healthily food post-program completion. Overall, the Green Tomorrow’s program outcomes aligned with staff and participant expectations, and positively influenced participant’s food security, knowledge of nutrition, food preparation, and food budgeting skills through the community programming activities.en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjecturban agricultureen
dc.subjecturban gardeningen
dc.subjectnutrition educationen
dc.subjectfood distributionen
dc.subjectfood securityen
dc.titlePerceived Outcomes of a Community-based Urban Agriculture and Nutrition Education Program: A Case Study of Common Good City Farm’s Green Tomorrows Program in Washington, D.C.en
dc.typeMaster's projecten
dc.contributor.departmentHorticultureen
dc.description.degreeMALSen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Agricultural and Life Sciencesen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineEnvironmental Scienceen
dc.contributor.committeechairClark, Susan F.en
dc.contributor.committeememberDay, Susan D.en
dc.contributor.committeememberNiewolny, Kimberly L.en


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