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Food safety in school and community gardens

Below are some resources that are available to get started in addressing food safety in school and community gardens. A best practices document and supplemental training materials will be available in the fall of 2011 (funding provided by North Carolina Recreation and Parks Association and the NC State Family & Consumer Sciences Foundation).

A Handbook for Beginning and Veteran Garden Organizers: How to Reduce Food Safety Risks

Ben Chapman’s slides from ASAP Farm to School conference (August 25, 2011)

Garden specific materials:

Food Safety in the School Garden (University of Maryland Extension)

CTAHR Good Agricultural Practices Coaching  (School gardens -University of Hawaii)

UC Davis Garden resources

General GAPs

NC Fresh Produce Safety Task Force materials

NC small farms GAPs blog

National GAPs Training material (Cornell)

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About Ben Chapman

Assistant Professor, Food Safety Specialist at NC State University.

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