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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 Approach

GardenShare is committed to the fight for social justice. Read our June 2020 statement on diversity and inclusion here.

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.

Staff members: Carlene Doane (Executive Director), Erica Kelso (Farmers Market Manager and Bookkeeper), Annabelle Petrichor (Community Engagement Coordinator)

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.

Board Matrix - Fall 2023

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.

Our Timeline