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DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS GARDEN TO CAFETERIA PROGRAM Shawnee Adelson Denver Urban Gardens.

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1 DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS GARDEN TO CAFETERIA PROGRAM Shawnee Adelson Denver Urban Gardens

2 Denver School Garden Coalition Partners: Denver Public Schools, Denver Urban Gardens, Slow Food Denver

3 Getting Involved Register with DPS Attend training held by DPS, DUG and SFD Contact Kitchen Manager Recruit students/class to participate

4 Trainings Held in August in tandem with youth farmers’ market trainings Make sure all paperwork is filled out Review protocols Pick up baskets

5 GTC Materials Harvest Baskets Scale Recording Sheet

6 GTC Harvest Day: Preparation Touch base with kitchen Gather materials Survey garden

7 GTC Harvest Day: Work with Students Gather students Sick? Hands washed? Harvest Rinse large visible dirt Weigh Record Bring to kitchen

8 GTC Harvest Day: In the Kitchen Wash Refrigerate for 24 hours Need to be below 41°F Add to salad bar Payment

9 GTC Payment DPS records the harvest totals each week Wholesale prices for the produce are recorded from vendor At the end of the season, once harvest totals are verified, DPS writes checks to each garden program based upon the wholesale prices

10 Community Gardeners School-based community gardens managed by DUG Community gardeners can participate Harvest with the students or mark what is to be harvested Donation

11 GTC Data ( ) 26 schools $5, sold 4,457 pounds sold

12 Current GTC Programs Denver Public Schools Program JeffCo Public Schools Program Littleton Public Schools

13 Questions? Shawnee Adelson Denver Urban Gardens


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