Gardens and garden grown produce are great sources of fresh food and experiential learning in schools and child care centers. Research has shown that when children help grow it, they will eat it, but success in the garden doesn't just happen - it's planned and planted well.
Harvest is the third tool in TDA's Let's Get Growing
series. Harvest was developed to help garden coordinators work with child nutrition professionals to identify the best use for produce grown in school and child care center gardens.
Garden Harvest Protocol
Launch the conversation at the local level with practical considerations about food safety. Topics covered include: safe soil, safe water, and safe tools.
Garden Harvest Receipt
Garden programs should maintain a record of where the products ended up regardless of whether it is donated, sold, served in a taste test or used in meals and snacks. The garden harvest template receipt tracks weight and quantity.