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.
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.
- U A CALS Cooperative Extension
- Arizona Department of Education
- Arizona Department of Agriculture
- FDA-Science and Our Food Supply
- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
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.