Garden Mosaics refers to two beautiful mosaics found in urban community gardens across North America. First is the gardeners, who represent a mosaic of cultures from around the world. Second is the mosaics of plantings that these gardeners create.

Many community gardeners grow plants and use cultivation practices that originate from their unique cultural traditions. Little is known about the diversity of plants and practices in urban gardens. Garden Mosaics hopes to answer questions such as: Are there herbs that might be grown or used by a broader community? Are there sustainable practices that might be adapted by others?

In six northeastern cities, Garden Mosaics youth work alongside community gardeners to document vegetable and herb growing practices. The youth engage the adult gardeners in a number of activities to learn about the gardening practices.


Garden Sites
       Research
    Cornell Participants

Garden Mosaics is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program.


Cornell Cooperative Extension Youth Program

Department of Natural Resources -  Cornell Cooperative Extension in the Deparment of Natural Resources
Cornell Cooperative Extension - College of Agriculture and Life Sciences - Cornell University