Department of Agriculture & Markets

 The Community Gardens Program
(718) 722-2891

Community Gardening 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:
Download your data:
Pdf of toolkit:

Soil Testing for Nutrients and Other Properties

Cornell Waste Management Institute

Cornell University
Cornell Nutrient Analysis Laboratory (CNAL)
(607) 255-4540

Environmental Testing of Soils for Lead and Other Toxic Metals

See laboratories that are certified under NYS’s Environmental Laboratory Approval Program
(Select a laboratory certified for “solid and hazardous waste”.)

General Resources

New York Botanical Garden

Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Queens Botanical Garden

New York City Community Garden Coalition

American Community Gardening Association

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Cornell Cooperative Extension Gardening Portal

National Gardening Association

The Horticultural Society of New York

School Gardening

Grow to Learn NYC: The Citywide School Gardens Initiative

American Horticultural Society: Youth Gardening

The Edible Schoolyard

Garden Mosaics, Cornell University

National Gardening Association

New York Agriculture in the Classroom

School Garden Wizard