Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2015

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Horticulture

Major

Sustainable Agriculture; Horticulture

First Advisor

Cynthia Haynes

Second Advisor

Denny Schrock

Abstract

Retention of participants in volunteer organizations has been shown to be not only a challenge, but also a great benefit to the organization. Rising costs of training and continuing education make each interaction valuable from both perspectives. Volunteer opportunities are abundant but must be meaningful and engaging for the participants in order to keep them involved. Using electronic survey software, Iowa Master Gardeners were asked to respond to a series of questions investigating 1) the current demographics of the population, 2) reasons volunteers associate with the Master Gardener program, and 3) the continuing education topics and delivery methods most preferred by Iowa Master Gardeners.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-4457

Copyright Owner

Bryn Takle

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

89 pages

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