It’s time for the annual Food and Health Network Community Garden and GardenBed from FBSTUrban Ag Survey! The survey measures the progress of garden activities in Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga and Tompkins Counties, and the inventory serves as a baseline for measuring future changes.

Last year we heard from over 40 community and educational gardens, gardens growing food for donation and urban farms/market gardens. We know there are MANY more gardening initiatives in SCNY, and we want to hear from you! You can learn more about the survey and view past inventories here and complete the survey here: 2013 Community Garden and Urban Ag Survey.

2012 Inventory – Quick Facts
Of the 43 gardens included in the 2012 Inventory, 37.2% identified as community gardens, 34.9% as educational gardens; 23.3% as gardens growing food for donation; and 4.6% as urban farms/market gardens.

  • 35 gardens, or 83.5% reported composting
  • Approximately 8,491lbs of produce was donated by gardens included in the inventory, and an additional 6,663lbs of garden produce was donated through programs like “Plant a Row for the Hungry”

Please contact Erin Summerlee at with any questions.