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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)


About Ben Chapman

Assistant Professor, Food Safety Specialist at NC State University.

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