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: 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

Soil Testing for Nutrients and Other Properties

Cornell Waste Management Institute
http://cwmi.css.cornell.edu/healthysoils.htm

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

Environmental Testing of Soils for Lead and Other Toxic Metals

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”.)

General Resources

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