Capstone Project Title
An educational farm has an opportunity to support staff with the skills needed to make pro-environmental food consumption choices, such as participating in a Community Supported Agriculture program and producing food using regenerative or sustainable practices. Research concludes that best practices for a staff training program considers environmental literacy, skill-building, andragogical principles, and consistent workplace values. This capstone uses a combination of literature review and personal communication to answer the question, what are the elements and considerations of creating a training program that connects seasonal garden staff and volunteers to the mission of land stewardship through food production and agriculture education? In response to the question, the project for seasonal garden staff and volunteers includes: 1) a suggested timeline of topics and best practices for management, 2) an electronic garden field guide training manual, 3) a garden field guide binder of essentials, and 4) laminated quick reference guides.
Adult Education, Community Building, Environmental Studies, Staff Development
Bolstad, Lindsay, "A Training Program that Connects Seasonal Garden Staff and Volunteers to the Mission of Gale Woods Farm to Promote Land Stewardship Through Agriculture Education" (2023). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 919.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects