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  1. 1. ASSET BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CREATING COMMUNITY GARDENS THAT LAST Adam Bigelow--Cullowhee and Sylva Community Gardens Diana McCall--Dr. John Wilson Community Garden
  2. 2. Asset Based Community Development ABCD is a process by which neighborhood regeneration can be achieved by locating all of the available local assets and connecting them with one another in ways that multiply their effect.
  3. 3. Uncovering Successful Community Building Experiences
  4. 4. Workshop Learning Outcomes Describe Asset-Based Community Development and its benefits. Name five categories of assets in a community. Describe what a capacity inventory is and how it is used. Explain the importance of including members of community associations in community development efforts.
  5. 5. Consequences of The Deficit Model
  6. 6. Three Characteristics of ABCD Asset-based: Based on individual gifts, associations, local institutions, and the local ecology and commerce. Internally-focused: The development strategy concentrates upon the agenda building and problemsolving capabilities of local residents, local associations and local institutions. Relationship Driven: To engage in this approach, one must continually ask, “Will this action strengthen the relationships between residents, local associations, and local institutions?”
  7. 7. Five Categories of Assets Individual Gifts Associations Institutions Land and Buildings The Local Economy
  8. 8. Individual Gifts Dr. John Wilson
  9. 9. Associations Clubs, Schools and Local Artists
  10. 10. Associations Clubs, Schools and Local Artists
  11. 11. Associations Clubs, Schools and Local Artists
  12. 12. Associations Clubs, Schools and Local Artists
  13. 13. Associations Clubs, Schools and Local Artists
  14. 14. Institutions Warren Wilson College Service Learning Program
  15. 15. Endless Resources Faculty and staff at Western Carolina University
  16. 16. Land and Buildings Dig In! Yancey Community Garden
  17. 17. Ecology and Infrastructure Making Use of Local Resources
  18. 18. The Local Economy Chamber of Commerce, Local Businesses, Neighbors
  19. 19. Reciprocal Partnerships Cullowhee Community Garden
  20. 20. Capacity Inventory Inviting Neighbors to Participate in Community Development
  21. 21. Capacity Inventory Inviting Neighbors to Participate in Community Development
  22. 22. Mapping Reciprocal Partnerships
  23. 23. Resources Asset Based Community Development Institute, Northwestern University, founders John Kretzmann and John McKnight ABCD in Action: Community Discussion Forum Diana McCall, Eat Smart Black Mountain, Black Mountain Parks and Recreation, Adam Bigelow, Sylva and Cullowhee Community Gardens,