Deanna Wilkinson, Tiffany Groce, Katie Hammond, Elise August, Sam Mattern, Maeve O’Hara
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Human Sciences, Human Development and Family Science (HDFS)
Growing Success in the Urban Community
This exhibit will showcase the work of Urban GEMS in three community and school settings. Urban GEMS is a positive youth development program that uses gardening for food production, culinary arts/nutrition education, and entrepreneurship to improve outcomes for inner city youth and families. Program process and impact will be described.
Vertical Garden Food Safety for Urban GEMS
Urban GEMS utilizes new food production technology to grow healthy foods while promoting healthy eating in urban neighborhoods that are characterized as food deserts. The food production is done through vertical aeroponic grow systems such as the Vertical Garden System. The gardens produce an assortment of leafy greens specializing in leafy greens.
David Julian, Keli Bussell, Traci Lepicki, Melissa Ross, Kenyona Walker, Ana-Paula Correia
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Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE)
An Example of Translational Research: A Role for the Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE)
A strategic plan completed in 2018 suggests that Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE) should function as a translational research center. The proposed exhibit represents an initial step in exploring what it means to engage in translational research.