i-Three Issue Corps 2016 – The Sustainable Living Series

Kristin Davis

Extension Agent

North Carolina State University, Department of Youth, Family and Community Sciences

What is the change you are designing to achieve?

I am designing to provide web-based learning experiences to help young adults apply sustainable and practical skills that lead to positive behavior change related to gardening, cooking competencies. food literacy.

How will you measure that change?

Change will be measured using the following techniques: electronic pre/post evaluations, behavior change evaluations and ethnographic changes via storytelling (videos).

What is the innovative component or strategy you will implement as a result of the design-a-thon?

I will be completing a Moodle-based course incorporating live and recorded learning experiences.

How did the design-a-thon help you?

The design-a-thon provided me with structure and access to leaders in various subject areas. The atmosphere encouraged collaborative learning opportunities and idea-sharing among colleagues that I would not have ready access to.

Summary:

The Mecklenburg Cooperative Extension Sustainable Living Series (SLS) is designed for citizens who desire to increase knowledge of food literacy, gardening and cooking skills through experiential learning. The integrated program is a collaboration of Mecklenburg Family and Consumer Sciences, Horticulture, Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardeners and volunteers to provide citizens with education to incorporate sustainable practices into their lifestyle. From gardening to canning, the Sustainable Living Series connects families with nature, nutrition and sustainability through practical and innovative application!

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