The Development of a Backyard Composting Project Through Community Engagement

Donald J. Scully, Jeffrey A. Young, Bryan J. Hains, Kristina Hains

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It can be argued that public forums are a valuable and essential tool for Cooperative Extension professionals. This article narrates the innovative use of the public forum action steps outlined in Kahl’s (2016) “A Convener’s Guide to Hosting a Public Forum”. The primary objective was to address illegal dumping and littering concerns with the Extension professional’s role to engage the community. The resulting “Backyard Composting Project” demonstrated that public forums are valuable in creatively engaging urban audiences.

Original languageEnglish
Article number15
JournalJournal of Extension
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2023

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