Nationwide Study of Garden Food Waste


A first time look at the amount of food lost to waste in America’s home and community gardens.

Two year survey of 2,500 gardeners across America surveyed.

Critical results:

  1. Gardeners are growing 11 billion pounds more food than they can use, preserve or give away – enough to feed 28 million Americans.
  2. 4 out of every 5 gardeners, given the opportunity, want to donate the excess food
  3. Half of the gardeners would explicitly grow more just for donating, once they knew a food program would accept it.

Study result graphs are at

Infographic is at

Consolidated report is at


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