Food Safety in Community Gardens
Food Safety in the Garden
NC State University Food Safety Culture Team – Food Safety for School and Community Gardens
Food Safety in School & Community Gardens, recording of a 45 min webinar with Dr. Ben Chapman (Skip Forward to the 35 min mark)
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 animals out.
Sanitation & Tools – use one use gloves to harvest, put harvest in clean, sanitized containers.