Schools in Arizona have a unique opportunity....
To: "Have their garden - and eat it, too", thanks to the Arizona Department of Health Services School Garden Program and Green Fund.
Through the program, schools have the ability to become a "Certified School Garden", allowing schools to serve their garden-grown produce in their own facility's cafeteria.
On this page, you'll find tools to help guide interested school employees and volunteers through the school garden certification process. The tools are the result of a collaboration between The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, the Arizona Department of Health Services, the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, and local Arizona certified schools.
- Startup Handout for Schools: Three major steps to creating a certified edible school garden
- Steps to Becoming a Certified School Garden: Guide for the certification process, from the planning to site visit
- Next Steps for the Garden Manager: Helpful reminder of the ongoing tasks and forms certified school gardens must complete, after certification