Also view 2013–14 California School Garden Survey
Life Lab, in collaboration with the California School Garden Network, conducted a 2011 survey of California School Gardens. The information gathered from this survey will help those that are creating and supporting school garden projects across the state and nation. Surveys like these can help in so many ways and can provide a good grounding on where to start with supporting schools with projects that they want to do. Adding to the school experience as well as learning about nature can make students more aware of their surroundings and how the planet is affected by what we do, using a collective survey/questionnaire can achieve this, however, it must be conducted in a professional way with all bases covered, so if there are any more surveys needed, using resources that can be found online at https://www.qualtrics.com/blog/writing-survey-questions/ will be highly beneficial in setting out the questions and getting to the heart of the matter.
Thanks to the 587 respondents of this survey and to UC Santa Cruz Senior Intern Gamai Gregory for taking on this project.
View survey summary prepared by UCSC Senior Intern Gamai Gregory.
Survey Questions Used
View a PDF version of all survey questions.
Raw Data (sort this data to find results for your region)
Download an Excel file of all questions and responses in one sheet.
Download an Excel file of a summary of all responses, each question in a separate sheet.
Download an Excel file of all respondents (45) who stated they do not have a garden.
Download an Excel file of a summary of all respondents (45) who stated they do not have a garden. Note: question 15 lists the reasons for not having a garden.
View and download graphs of survey questions.
Slide deck that highlight the who, when and how of California School Gardens (click the actions button on this page to download)
Other recent resources that looked at CA statewide school garden data prior to our survey.
Through a 2002 Statewide Survey with results published in the following: Use of School Gardens in Academic Instruction
by Graham Heather, et al., Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Research Brief 37: 147-151. -2005