Do you grow fruits and vegetables in a home garden, community garden, or school garden. In this webinar you will learn how to identify and minimize food safety risks in the edible garden. Topics covered include garden site selection, fertilizers and amendments, irrigation water, animals in the garden, harvest and post-harvest handling, and gardener health and hygiene.
Sara Runckel is the Extension Horticulturalist for Josephine County. She develops and provides educational programming for small farms, home, and community horticulture audiences and coordinates the Josephine County Master Gardener Program. She is also a lead trainer with the Produce Safety Alliance and a member of the Oregon Farm Food Safety Team.
She has Master of Science degree in Sustainable Systems from Slippery Rock University and over 25 years of farming and gardening experience. Prior to working for OSU Extension, Sara owned and operated a diversified farm in Pennsylvania where she grew vegetables for a winter CSA, specialty cut flowers, and pastured poultry.