Implementation and Evaluation Plan for APECO School Garden Program
Palumbo, Katelyn; Parsons, Julie
A CIPA Capstone student team worked with the Agricultural Association of Growers and Exporters of the Copiapo Valley in Chile (APECO) this semester to design an implementation plan and an evaluation plan for their school garden program. The team interviewed subject matter experts, reviewed data collected by previous Capstone teams and literature on implementing school garden programs. They developed a multi-phase implementation plan, starting with a pilot at one school. The team also created evaluation tools and protocols to 1) assess the program implementation to inform scaling-up of the program, 2) measure the impacts of the school gardens on schools, students, families, and the broader community, and 3) demonstrate its impact to stakeholders. The evaluation measures diet and nutrition, physical activity, and environmental awareness and sustainable behaviors. Lastly, the team advised APECO on immediate next steps including connecting with stakeholders and hiring personnel.
Spring 2019 CIPA Capstone Report
capstone; international education; sustainability; development; research