Grieshop, J.I. 1984 Serendipity and community development: A study of unplanned community development consequences in a community service program. J. Community Dev. Soc. 15(2):87-103.
One hundred ninety-seven volunteers were surveyed to assess community development knowledge and skill gains and community involvement and community building behavior from participation in a Master Gardener program. Though the program was intended to disseminate horticultural information, it was found to have a serendipitous effect on community development knowledge, skills, and experience. (SK)