Colorado Grows Greens
Front Range Region
(El Paso, Weld)
o research available information from CSU and other Extension resources, including but not limited to recipes and YouTube videos
o interview horticulture, nutrition, and food safety experts at CSU
o identify types of leafy greens that grow well in Colorado
o develop two versions of a presentation (condensed and full version) with notes that could be used for in-person or virtual presentations
o present the information to the Garden to Kitchen project team and others in Extension and gather feedback for revisions
o develop a social media campaign (posts, downloadable information sheets, LiveSmart blog article) to promote the benefits of growing and consuming leafy greens
Goals, Scope and Objectives:
-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, https://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/data-statistics/pdfs/Colorado_StateActionGuide_Sept2018_508.pdf
With which stakeholder group(s) will the intern work?
In preparing a blog article, the student would work closely with CSU Extension agents involved with the Live Smart Blog and learn recommended practices used in writing for the public.
What student learning outcomes do you anticipate and what are the opportunities for professional development?
o be involved with locating research-based information regarding growing and handling leafy green vegetables
o be trained in social media outreach best practices
o assist with development of social media posts using the Canva graphic design program
o write an Extension blog article with assistance from project mentors
o have many opportunities to interact with Extension professionals from multiple regions