Workshops Help Gardeners Grow
The 2013 Spring Garden Clinic provided a variety of information to 261
Over 99% of participants increased their knowledge of gardening:
- 95% became better gardeners (“helped me with container
- 87% said they would change a gardening practice (“change
practices in community gardens to reduce food safety risks”)
At the 2013 Urban Garden Clinic, 45 urban gardeners learned more about
soil contamination and how it may affect produce, as well as how to
create a healthy garden environment.
Students Learn Leadership Skills
Arsenal Technical High School students didn’t have access to leadership
development classes. In partnership with Chase Legacy Center and Arsenal
Tech, Purdue Extension created a series of skills workshops to help students
become community leaders. Workshops included interpersonal communications,
ethics, and managing conflict. Sixteen students were selected for the program;
nine received completion certificates. Participants reported they now consider
what is “right” when making decisions and walk away from potential conflicts.
“This program has helped me out very much to be stronger as an
individual. Thank you!
Purdue Extension Delivers
- Every $1 spent on the Indiana Family Nutrition Program
is expected to create $35.75 in economic returns.
- In a recent survey, 94% of Indiana 4-H participants
graduating from high school planned to pursue post-secondary
- In a similar Midwest state, an independent study concluded
that every $1 invested in Extension yielded $15 in
- Beginner's Guide to Grant Writing workshop recipients
received more than $7 million in grants to support
Extension Trains on Ethical Business Decisions
In a national survey, 45% of businesses reported seeing misconduct at work.
A local non-profit organization realized they had ethical work challenges such
as time sheet discrepancies, hiring family members, and personal requests to
clients for services. Purdue Extension conducted a workshop on ethical
decision-making for all 47 staff members.
Every participant indicated afterwards that the training increased their
understanding of ethical dilemmas, the values to make ethical decisions, and
how their own values influence their decisions.
|Marion||Economic and Community Development; Home, Yard and Garden; Natural Resources/Environment||2013||Making a Difference|
|Marion||Economic and Community Development; Food and Health; Home and Money; Seniors||2012||Making a Difference|
|Marion||Economic and Community Development; Home and Money; Local Government; Parenting||2012||Making a Difference|
|Marion||Home and Money; Parenting||2012||Making a Difference|
|Marion||Economic and Community Development; Home and Money; Parenting||2011||Making a Difference|
|Marion||Food and Health; 4-H Youth Development; Home and Money; Parenting||2011||Making a Difference|