Department of Agriculture & Markets

 
 The Urban Agriculture Program
(718) 722-2891


Resources

Measuring Your Results

The Five Borough Farm Data Collection Toolkit, project of Design Trust for Public Space in collaboration with Farming Concrete.

Store your data: http://farmingconcrete.org/barn/
Download your data: http://farmingconcrete.org/mill/about.html
Pdf of toolkit: http://designtrust.org/media/files/5BF_Data_Collection_Toolkit.pdf

Healthy Soils, Healthy Communities Project Resources

Healthy Soils, Healthy Communities Project
http://cwmi.css.cornell.edu/soilquality.htm

Resources from Healthy Soils, Healthy Communities project (http://cwmi.css.cornell.edu/healthysoils.htm):

Cornell Waste Management Institute fact sheets and other Resources for Healthy Soils: http://cwmi.css.cornell.edu/soilquality.htm

NYSDOH brochure Healthy Gardening: Tips for New and Experienced Gardeners: www.health.ny.gov/publications/1301/index.htm

NYSDOH Lead Poisoning Prevention website: www.health.ny.gov/environmental/lead

U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields program has compiled resources about Urban Agriculture and Improving Local, Sustainable Food Systems: www.epa.gov/brownfields/urbanag

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry ToxFAQsTM - Information about contaminants: www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/index.asp

Soil Testing

Cornell University
Cornell Nutrient Analysis Laboratory (CNAL)
cnal.cals.cornell.edu
(607) 255-4540
soiltest@cornell.edu

See laboratories that are certified under NYS’s Environmental Laboratory Approval Program
www.wadsworth.org/labcert/elap/elap.html
ELAP@health.state.ny.us
(Select a laboratory certified for “solid and hazardous waste”.)

New York City Soil and Water Conservation District
www.soilandwater.nyc

General Resources

Resilient NYC Community Gardening Guide
Practical tips to make your garden more resilient. Step-by-step guidelines to minimize damage to your garden before and after the storm.
www.grownyc.org/files/osg/ResiliencyManual_ForWeb.pdf

New York Botanical Garden
www.nybg.org/

Brooklyn Botanical Garden
www.bbg.org/

Queens Botanical Garden
www.queensbotanical.org/

New York City Community Garden Coalition
http://nyccgc.org/

American Community Gardening Association
www.communitygarden.org

Cornell Cooperative Extension
www.cce.cornell.edu/Pages/Default.aspx

Cornell Cooperative Extension Gardening Portal
www.gardening.cornell.edu

National Gardening Association
www.garden.org

The Horticultural Society of New York
http://thehort.org

School Gardening

Grow to Learn NYC: The Citywide School Gardens Initiative
www.growtolearn.org/

American Horticultural Society: Youth Gardening
www.ahs.org/youth_gardening/index.htm

The Edible Schoolyard
www.edibleschoolyard.org

Garden Mosaics, Cornell University
http://outreach.cornell.edu/programs/program_view.cfm?ProgramID=1561

National Gardening Association
www.kidsgardening.com

New York Agriculture in the Classroom
www.agclassroom.org/ny

School Garden Wizard
www.schoolgardenwizard.org