To gauge community support for a proposed environmental education center and demonstration farm, we surveyed 514 local residents. Our intent was to assess community members' support for the project and relevant programming interests and to determine the roles that level of community satisfaction, perceived economic impact, and demographics played with regard to project support. We found that most community members supported the development and that levels of community satisfaction, perceptions of economic impact, background, gender, and age were significantly associated with level of support. Our research also revealed that community members were most interested in programs about nature and growing and preserving food and were not interested in technology-based programming.
Pennisi, L., Lackey, N. Q., Meendering, K., & Brandle, J. R. (2018). Resident Perceptions of a Proposed Environmental Education Center and Demonstration Farm. The Journal of Extension, 56(7), Article 11. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol56/iss7/11