Welcome Community Gardeners!

Thank you for participating in our survey. Your feedback is important.

The FoodShed Project -  The Network of Sudbury District Community Gardens is a non-profit network of community gardens from the city of Greater Sudbury and surrounding district.

We envision...
A food garden for every neighborhood

Our mission…
To increase opportunities and access to community gardening in the Sudbury District.

Our action plan...
- Strengthen and build community by ensuring that local neighbourhoods, particularly underserved areas have opportunities for community, school, and neighbourhood gardening

- Develop outreach, education, and skill building programs to cultivate and sustain community-based gardens

- Build support for community-based gardening through networking, advocacy, and activism


* 2. How long have you been a community gardener (at this garden) ?

* 3. How often did you usually participate in garden activities (tending to the garden, composting, watering, etc).

* 6. How much do you think it should cost to rent a box at the community garden?

* 7. What were your expectations when joining the community garden? (ex: socialize, get involved with my community, grow fresh vegetables, gain gardening skills, etc...)

* 8. Did the community garden meet your expectations? Why or why not?

* 9. What do you like best about coming to the community garden?

* 10. What do you like least about coming to the community garden?

* 11. Please rate the following aspects of community gardener membership:

  Excellent Good Fair Poor N/A
a. the location of the garden
b. the equipment provided to do the work
c. the quality of the garden resources (soil, water, etc...)
d. the variety of food produced at the garden
e. the organization/management of the garden
f. the helpfulness of volunteers and other gardeners
g. the knowledge of volunteers and other gardeners
h. the social atmosphere at the garden

* 12. How would you rate your overall experience as a community gardener?

* 13. In what ways do you think your life is different (better or worse) because you are a community gardener?

* 14. Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the following statements. Because I am a community gardener,

  Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree N/A
a. I eat more fruits and vegetables.
b. I eat food that is fresher (less packaged foods).
c. I eat new kinds of foods.
d. I spend less money on food.
e. I am better able to provide food for my family and myself.
f. I feel better about where my food comes from.
g. I am more physically active.
h. I have learnt more about gardening.
i. I have gained new gardening skills.
j. I know more about the environment.
k. I care more about the environment.
l. I feel more involved in my community
m. I am teaching my family, friends or community to garden.
n. I am donating/giving extra food to other people.
o. I have met new people.

* 15. What type of vegetables (and other produce) did you grow in your community garden plot?

* 16. In what ways does your community, school or not-for-profit garden improve your neighbourhood?

* 17. Describe how you would envision these gardens ten years from now in 2027.

* 18. What are the opportunities and challenges facing the gardens?

* 19. Age Group

* 20. Gender

* 21. Do you identify with any of the following groups? (Check all that apply)

* 22. Prefered language of communication (check all that apply)

* 23. Feel free to provide any additional comments to help us better improve our survey.

* 24. If you wish to be added to the Community Garden Network mailing list, please provide your information below. 

By entering my email address, I agree to receive Community Garden Network emails and updates.  I can withdraw my consent at any time.  If you wish to be removed from the mailing list, please send an email with 'REMOVE' in the subject line to info@foodshedproject.ca.
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