The growth of community gardens has created new opportunities for urban Extension personnel at a time when staffing resources continue to decline. To serve the integrated pest management (IPM) needs of community gardening populations, Extension educators in two urban counties developed an on-site program involving a demonstration kit and planning protocol that Extension educators, program staff, and master gardener volunteers can use to teach IPM. The program provides practical, research-based information to community gardeners, allows Extension to maintain a presence in urban centers, and provides outreach to audiences who may not have used Extension resources historically.
Barrett, E., & Kowalski, J. (2018). Model Integrated Pest Management Program Delivery for Community Gardeners. The Journal of Extension, 56(7), Article 9. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol56/iss7/9