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Who We Are

Weathervane at Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County. Canton, NY. 

Photo by Rebecca Allen

Our Mission

GardenShare promotes a local food system that ensures food security for all St. Lawrence County residents. We do this by:

  • Connecting consumers and producers
  • Supporting equitable distribution of food resources
  • Removing barriers to access
  • Including stakeholders in decision making
  • Providing food justice education and advocacy
  • Engaging with community partners

Our Vision

Healthy Food

The county has a vibrant, local food system where our food choices are healthy for us, for our communities, and for the environment.

 

Our Staff & Board

Healthy Farms

Farmers are able to make a living that supports their families and contribute to a robust local economy.

     

Everybody Eats

Everyone in the County has access to enough nutritious and affordable food to sustain a healthy lifestyle.

Photos of Carlene and Sonja side by side

Meet the Staff:  The day-to-day work of GardenShare is handled by a small, dedicated staff working closely with the Board of Directors and volunteer committees.

9 grid matrix of headshots of GardenShare board members

Meet the Board: Drawn from the local community and serving renewable three-year terms, Board members share GardenShare’s commitment to food, hunger, and farming issues.

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