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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.

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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 hosting trainings at the request of interested schools, school districts, and counties with a minimum of 20 participants. The training will emphasize the risks of the school garden, how to complete a Food Safety Plan, how to develop school garden curriculum, and will also have a Master Gardener section if requested.

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 Garden Guidelines when starting your garden.