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Community Gardener Survey for Adults Template

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Community Gardener Survey for Adults Template

Community Food Project

    Evaluation Toolkit

    COMMUNITY FOOD SECURITY COALITION

    Community Food Security Coalition

    PO Box 209

    Venice, CA 90294

    Phone: 310-822-5410

    www.foodsecurity.org

    Sponsor: USDA Community Food Projects Program

    Author: National Research Center, Inc.

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    First Edition, 2003

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    Community Gardener Survey for Adults Template

    {Adult Community Gardener} Survey

    {You may want to customize the title of this survey with the name of your garden and remove

    the word “adult.”}

    This survey is being used to get your opinions on {this garden} so we can improve it for you and

    others. We are interested in your honest answers. For example, some gardeners may have made

    changes to their diet as a result of participating in the garden. Others will not have changed.

    Please do not put your name on this survey. Your answers are completely private.

1. How long have you been working at {this garden}?

     ____________ weeks OR ____________ months OR ___________ years

2. How often do you usually participant in {garden} activities? {will vary based on project}

     ? Daily ? Once a week ? Once a month

    ?4-5 times a week ? Two times a month ? Less than once a month

    ? 2-3 times a week ? Three times a month

3. What do you like best about coming to {this garden}?

     _________________________________________________________________________________

4. What do you like least about coming to {this garden}?

    ___________________________________________________________________________

5. Please rate each of the following aspects of working at {this garden}.

     Excellent Good Fair Poor a. The location of the garden(s) (distance from your home)........ 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 staff/volunteers ............................................ g. The knowledge of staff/volunteers ............................................. h. The social atmosphere at the garden ........................................

6. How would you rate your overall experience working in {this garden}?

     ? Excellent ? Good ? Fair ? Poor

    7. In what ways do you think your life is different (better or worse) because of {this garden}? ______________________________________________________________________________

    OVER {if double-sided}

Questions 8 and 9 contain a list of changes that you may or may not have experienced because

    of your participation in {this garden}. For example, some gardeners may have increased their

    physical activity because of their work in the garden, yet some individuals’ physical activity

    may not have changed. Those that are more physically active because of the garden should

    select the response that most closely matches their experience, either “agree” or “strongly

    agree.” Those that were highly physically active before participating in the garden and/or do

    not feel that their level of physical activity changed should select the response that most

    closely matches their experience, either “disagree” or “strongly disagree.”

8. Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with following statements.

    Because I work in {this garden}{customize: or Because I grow my own food…}

     Strongly Strongly Don’t

     agree Agree disagree disagree know a. I eat more fruits and vegetables .......................... b. I eat more organic food ....................................... c. I eat food that is fresher (less packaged food) ..... d. I eat less fast food ................................................ e. I eat more foods that are traditional for my

     culture/family background ................................... f. I eat new kinds of food ......................................... g. I spend less money on food ................................. h. I am better able to provide food for my family

     and myself ............................................................. i. I feel better about where my food comes from .... j. I am more physically active..................................

9. Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with following statements.

Because I work in {this garden}

     Strongly Strongly Don’t

     agree Agree disagree disagree know a. I have learned more about gardening ................. b. I have gained new gardening skills ..................... c. I have learned about running a small business ... d. I know more about the environment ................... e. I care more about the environment ..................... f. I feel more involved in this neighborhood ........... g. I spend more time with my family....................... h. I am teaching my family and/or friends

     to garden ............................................................... i. I am donating/giving extra food to other people ..

10. The following are statements people have made about the food in their household.

    Please tell me how often this statement has been true for your household in the past 30

    days.

     Always Often Sometimes Never Don’t know

    a. We were not able to afford more food

     to eat. ...........................................................

    b. We were not able to afford more of the

     kinds of food we wanted to eat ...................

    c. We were not able to afford to eat healthier

     meals ............................................................

11. Has participating in {this garden} helped you start a small business or earn money from

    gardening?

     ? Yes ? No

12. Do you have any additional comments regarding {this garden}?

    _____________________________________________________________________________________

    These last questions are about you. The information will be used to help categorize your

    answers by these demographic descriptors.

     13. Are you… ? Male ? Female 17. What is the total annual income for your household, before taxes? Please 14. What is your age? stop me when I reach the appropriate ?Under 18 ? 18-24 range. ? 25-34 ? 35-44 ? Under $9,000 ? 45-54 ? 55-64 ? $9,000 - $14,999 ? 65 or older ? $15,000 - $21,999 ? $22,000 - $27,999 15.What best describes your race/ethnicity? ? $28,000 - $35,999 [Check all that apply] ? $36,000 - $49,999

    ? $50,000 or more ? American Indian, Eskimo or Aleut ? DON’T KNOW ? Black or African American ?Hispanic or Latino

    18. What is your home zip code? ? Asian or Pacific Islander

    ? White or Caucasian __________________ ? Bi-racial/Multi-racial

    ? Other_______________

16. What is the highest level of formal

    Thank you! education you have completed?

     ? Less than 12 years

     ? High school graduate/GED

     ? Some college

     ? College graduate

     ? Advanced degree

     Community Gardener Survey for Youth Template

    {Youth Community Gardener} Survey

    {You may want to customize the title of this survey with the name of your

    garden and remove the word “youth.”}

    This survey is being used to get your opinions on {this garden} so we can improve it for

    you and others. We are interested in your honest answers. For example, some gardeners

    may have made changes to their diet as a result of participating in the garden. Others

    will not have changed. Please do not put your name on this survey. Your answers are

    completely private.

1. How long have you been working at {this garden}?

    ____________ weeks OR ____________ months OR ___________ years

2. How often do you usually participate in {garden activities}? {Will vary based on

    program.}

     ? Daily ? Once a week ? Once a month

     ? 4-5 times a week ? Two times a month ? Less than once a month

     ? 2-3 times a week ? Three times a month

3. What do you like best about coming to {this garden}?

    ______________________________________________________________________________

4. What do you like least about coming to {this garden}?

    ________________________________________________________________________

5. Please rate each of the following aspects of working at {this garden}.

     Excellent Good Fair Poor

     Don’t know a. The location of the garden(s)

    (distance from your home) ..........................................

    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 ..........

    OVER {if double-sided}

6. Please check the box below that comes closest to your opinion about {this garden}:

     Yes Kind of

     Not really

    a. There are interesting activities at {this garden} ........... b. I like coming to {this garden}........................................ c. There are rules I am expected to follow here ................ d. I feel safe at {this garden} ............................................. e. I feel like people are happy to see me here .................... f. Staff care about me ........................................................ g. Staff help me feel important .......................................... h. Staff can be trusted ....................................................... i. Staff expect me to try hard and do my best ................... j. Staff tell me when I do a good job ................................. k. I could go to a staff member at {this garden} for

     advice if I had a serious problem ................................ l. Staff listen to what I have to say .................................... m. Staff ask me to plan, choose or lead activities ............. n. Staff treat all kids fairly ................................................

7. How would you rate your overall experiences working in {this garden}?

     ? Excellent ? Good ? Fair ? Poor

8. In what ways do you think your life is different (better or worse) because of {this

    garden}?

    ______________________________________________________________________________

    _______

______________________________________________________________________________

    _______

Questions 9 and 10 contain a list of changes that you may or may not have experienced

    because of your participation in {this garden}. For example, some gardeners may have

    increased their physical activity because of their work in the garden, yet some

    individuals’ physical activity may not have changed. Those that are more physically

    active because of the garden should select the response that most closely matches their

    experience, either “agree” or “strongly agree.” Those that were highly physically active

    before participating in the garden and/or do not feel that their level of physical activity

    changed should select the response that most closely matches their experience, either

    “disagree” or “strongly disagree.”

9. Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with following statements.

    Because I work in {this garden}

     Yes Kind of Not really Don’t know a. I eat more fruits and vegetables .......................................... b. I eat more organic food ................................ ...................... c. I eat food that is fresher (less packaged food) .....................

    d. I eat less fast food ......................................... ...................... e. I eat more foods that are traditional for my culture/

     /family background ............................................................. f. I eat new kinds of food .................................. ...................... g. I spend less money on food .................................................. h. I am better able to provide food for my family and

     myself ............................................................ ...................... i. I feel better about where my food comes from .................... j. I am more physically active .......................... ......................

10. Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with following statements.

     Because I work in {this garden}

     Yes Kind of Not really Don’t know a. I have learned more about gardening .............................. b. I have gained new gardening skills .............. ................... c. I have learned about running a small business ................ d. I know more about the environment ........... ................... e. I care more about the environment .................................. f. I feel more involved in this neighborhood .... ................... g. I have made new friends................................................... h. I feel a stronger connection to my culture ... ................... i. I feel safer in this neighborhood ....................................... j. I spend more time with my family ................ ...................

11. The following list contains some changes you may or may not have experienced

    because of participating in {this garden}. Please indicate how much you agree or

    disagree with following statements.

     Because I work in {this garden}

     Yes Kind of Not really Don’t know a. I get along better with other people my age ..................... b. I am better at making friends ...................... ................... c. I make better decisions ..................................................... d. I am better planning ahead .......................... ................... e. I am better at setting goals ............................................... f. I am better at solving problems .................... ................... g. I am more of a leader ....................................................... h. I work better with others on a team ............ ................... i. I am better at telling others about my ideas and feelings . j. I am better at listening to other people ......... ................... k. I am better at taking care of problems without

     violence and fighting .................................. ................... l. I feel I have more control over things that happen to me m. I feel better about myself ............................ ................... n. I feel better about my future ............................................ o. I feel I can make more of a difference .......... ...................

12. Has participating in this garden helped you start a small business or earn money

    from gardening?

? Yes ? No

OVER {if double-sided}

13. Do you have any additional comments regarding {this garden}?

    ______________________________________________________________________________

These last questions are about you. The information will be used to help categorize

    your answers by these demographic descriptors.

     14. Are you … Male Female

15. What is your age?

     ? 12 years or younger ? 13 years ? 14 years ? 15 years

     ? 16 years ? 17 years ? 18 years or older

16. What best describes your race/ethnicity? [Check all that apply]

    ? American Indian, Eskimo or Aleut ? Black or African American ?Hispanic or Latino

    ? Asian or Pacific Islander ? White or Caucasian ? Bi-racial/Multi-racial

    ? Other_____

17. What is your home zip code? __________________

    Thank you!

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