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Food Safety for 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).

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

Food Safety for School and Community Gardens

Garden specific materials:

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

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

General GAPs

NC MarketReady Fresh Produce Safety

Opening Markets: Exploring and communicating food safety barriers

Cornell University National GAPs Education Program


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