Food Safety in Community Gardens
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- Food Safety in the Garden
- ***A Handbook for Beginning and Veteran Garden Organizers: How to Reduce Food Safety Risks
- ***Food Safety Culture Team - Food Safety for School and Community Gardens
- ***Growing Safer Gardens
- *** Food Safety in School [and Community]Gardens - Best Practices, a Recording of the 50 minute webinar on 11/30/2013 by Ben Chapman and Ashley Chaife
Summary of Key areas to address:
Site Selection - Learn the Site History (official and community knowledge)
Handwashing - Soap and Clean Running Water and Dry with Single Use Towel or wear single use gloves to harvest
Water - Use treated water source
Compost Put the bin as far from garden as possible on the downhill side of the garden - don't use raw manure in compost, ensure compost is heated to 130 degrees for 5 days prior to using in the garden
Animals - Fence animials out.
Sanitation & Tools - use one use gloves to harvest, put harvest in clean, sanitized containers.