Spider plots: A tool for participatory extension learning

Tara P. Gareau, Richard G. Smith, Mary Ellen Barbercheck, David Mortensen

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Here we demonstrate how spider plots can be used in a participatory fashion to simultaneously assess the performance of agricultural systems. We present how we used spider plots to assess ecosystem services from cover crops at a field day and suggest how the activity can be adapted to other purposes. We conclude by providing recommendations to educators for successfully facilitating a participatory assessment using the spider plot.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Extension
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education


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