Ecology Center Event

Urban Gardens & Heavy Metal: Keeping Lead Off the Menu

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An essential part of reaping urban gardening’s many health benefits is learning how to avoid lead exposure. Participants will gain an understanding of how lead behaves in the garden and simple ways to avoid eating and breathing it. Learn where lead is likely to be found, methods for thorough testing, and how to interpret the results. Daniel will also cover strategies for gardening with different levels of contamination as well as discussing new research regarding remediation.

Daniel Miller is the Executive Director of Spiral Gardens Community Food Security Project. The mission of Spiral Gardens is to create healthy sustainable communities by promoting a strong local food system and encouraging productive use of urban soil. Read more about Spiral Gardens here: http://www.spiralgardens.org/

Start:
Saturday, September 7, 2013 10:00 am
End:
Saturday, September 7, 2013 12:00 pm
Venue:
Ecology Center
Address:
2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94702
Cost:
Free
Event Phone:
510-548-2220 ext. 239
Event e-mail:
register@ecologycenter.org
Event URL:
ecologycenter.org/
Wheelchair Accessibility:
Please contact organizer for wheelchair accessibility information.
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