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

Gardening at Home with Kids
www.homeadvisor.com/r/gardening-at-home-with-kids/#.VXCbdv7bKM8

Green Infrastructure Toolkit
www.grownyc.org/openspace/green-infrastructure-toolkit/download

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