Food Safety & Environmental Services

School Garden Program

The goal of the School Garden Program is to enable fresh produce to be safely served in school cafeterias from their on-site school garden. The Arizona Department of Health Services School Garden Program will help your school garden meet the requirements of approved source as required in the Arizona Food Code.

Additional Resources

The School Garden Program at ADHS in conjunction with the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (U A CALS) Cooperative Extension, Arizona Department of Education, and Arizona Department of Agriculture, is preparing a video that will emphasize the risks of the school garden, how to complete a Food Safety Plan, and how to develop school garden curriculum. The Arizona Department of Health Services offers a free workshop to help your school become certified to schedule email us.

The following are just a few of the websites to consider when starting your garden. Please remember to follow the Arizona Department of Health Services School/Community Garden Guidelines when starting your garden.