School & Home Gardens:

Growing food at home or at a school is a great way to learn more about food and how it grows (there is a lot of science and math in plants).  In Hawai‘i, we have a Master Gardeners Program in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) to assist with garden development and tending. For schools, there are a number of organizations who are assisting:

CTAHR’s Farm Food Safety program has been working with the leaders of many of these organizations to come up with a garden safety publication to help reduce the risk of injury and illness in school gardens.  Here are some resources to help keep Hawai‘i school children safe in the garden and wherever they may eat: