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Let's Get Growing: Grow focuses on participants' safety in the garden. Use the recommendations in this guide to ensure children and volunteers have safe and educational experiences. It is important to ensure that tasks are age appropriate and proper safety precautions are taken. Topics in this guide include:

    • Risk factors for working outside
    • Harvesting fruits and vegetables
    • Harvesting tree fruit and climbing
    • Participant hygiene
    • Putting best practices into action





Build Your Own Safety in the Garden Checklist Template
Download this template to create a safety checklist personalized for your garden. The checklist includes all safety topics covered in the Let's Get Growing: Grow as well as conversation starters for questions that must be answered by the local garden support team.


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, 
color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  
 
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
 
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:  
mail: 
U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.
 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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