The Data collected for the mapping tool includes current farms and gardens, as well as services and
markets available to the general public. With this mapping tool, communities have better information
and a centralized resource for activities such as starting a farm and purchasing locally grown
produce. Communities can update and add new activities to the map and will be able to find data
points that are most relevant. Existing gardens and farms can locate other gardens and farms to
build social capital, share resources, and locate volunteers. Residents are able to search for
nearby farmers markets and CSAs. Lastly, the map provides valuable resources, accessible to all
communities in Memphis and Shelby County.Gardens -
This label refers to any piece of ground, often near a house, used for growing flowers, fruit, or vegetables. Generally, though, these neighborhood gardens do not sell what they grow.
School/Institutional Gardens -
School gardens are cultivated areas around or near to schools, tended at least partly by learners
Institutional Gardens are defined as gardens attached to either public or private organizations such as churches, businesses, non-profit organizations, etc.
Because these gardens are run by private organizations they are generally not open to the public, except in limited cases.
Market Garden/Urban Farm -
A garden or farm growing fruits, vegetables, herbs, and/or flowers specifically to sell to the public, generally at one of the markets listed on this map.
Commercial Farm -
A large-scale production of crops for sale, intended for widespread distribution to wholesalers or retail outlets
Government Service -
A service provided by the government
Technical Assistance -
Institutions that provide assistance with agricultural information, principles, and practices to local growers.
Public location for the purpose of selling agricultural products
The supplying or supplier of utilities or commodities, goods or services such as seeds, soil, fertilizer, or other agricultural products, required by the public.
Funders/Financial Resources -
Provides money or financial support for agricultural or food systems projects
Land Bank Vacant Properties -
Shelby County owned property that is available for purchase or donation
Purpose of the Map
This Food Landscape map is designed as a crowd-sourced map, or rather, as a community-sourced map. We designed the map this way so that YOU can contribute to the map online through your computer or mobile device. Our community food system is active, dynamic, and ever changing and so is this map. As such, we need your help to add all of the information about the gardens, farms, markets, and more that you know about and interact with.
To add a feature you will click on +Add a map feature in the top green bar. To view the features you will need to click on the icon on the far right that looks like stacked paper and check the box to show one or any combination of features you would like to view on the map.
To make sure that you add your point of interest to the right group, the features listed are defined as:
Please note that if you are adding a location that does not have a post office recognized numbered address that you will need to find the closest address to the location and under "description" explain where the location is relative to the address listed.
For example " directly across the street from the address posted" or " at the corner of ___________ and _______________".
If you have any questions or experience any issues with the mapping tool please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 901-552-4298.