We rely on garden coordinators to submit Community Garden Surveys to keep our records up to date. By combining surveys from gardens across Minnesota, we can stitch together a view of community gardening that extends across the state -- like a community gardening census! We use coordinator contact information to let you know about important issues affecting gardens, funding opportunities, and events like Community Garden Day. Garden coordinators can expect to hear from us several times a year, including spring, when we refer prospective gardeners to available plots.
Your garden data matters! We use aggregate data from our garden survey to advocate for supportive policy changes. We also do an annual analysis of our garden data to produce the "Snapshot of Community Gardens." This document has been essential in highlighting the benefits of community gardens to policy makers. If your garden has not submitted a survey in the last year, please fill out the online survey below or print and mail in this paper survey. You may also call the office to walk through the survey over the phone (612-821-2358).