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Food Safety & Environmental Services
School Garden Program
Request for School Garden Site Visit
The requirements to request a site visit consists of the school submitting an application, a Food Safety Plan and a map of the garden to ADHS. Prior to applying, the applicant (Garden Manager/Person in Charge) is encouraged to attend the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (U A CALS) Cooperative Extension training, where they would learn how to create a Food Safety Plan.
Once these items are received, they are reviewed by the School Garden Sanitarian. The Sanitarian will then arrange for a site visit. If any deficiencies are noted during the site visit, a Corrective Action Plan will be developed with the applicant and a return visit will be made to verify the corrective actions have taken place. Once a School Garden meets all requirements, the Garden Manager will receive a “School Garden Certificate of Approval” that will be effective for one year. The garden will be inspected at least once during the harvesting season. One year after approval, a renewal application will be sent to the applicant to document if the garden is still functioning and/or if there is a new Garden Manager.