Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of a year-long partnership between the City of Rosemount and the University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project (http://www.rcp.umn.edu). The City of Rosemount’s Community Garden program has had a waiting list almost every year since the program began in 2010. Although they are called Community Gardens, each plot is for the personal use of the resident who pays the rental fee. The goal of this project was to explore ways for the City of Rosemount Parks and Recreation Department to gather public input regarding their community garden program and identify ways to better meet demand, run the program more cost-effectively, and support gardeners’ success. In collaboration with city project lead Tom Schuster, Parks Supervisor for the City of Rosemount, a team of students in PA 5311: Program Evaluation designed an evaluation plan focused on improving the current program structure and activities. A final report from the project is available.
Report completed by students enrolled in PA 5311: Program Evaluation, taught by Hanife Cakici and Jodi Sandfort in fall 2014.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota that convenes the wide-ranging expertise of U of M faculty and students to address strategic local projects that advance community resilience and sustainability. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at http://www.rcp.umn.edu.
McNamara, Elizabeth; Proulx, Danielle; Hanson, Luke; Zhang, Yue; Stephan, Tai.
City of Rosemount Community Gardens Evaluation Proposal.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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