Open House at the Santa Fe Right of Way, 10/12/13

Open House at the Santa Fe Right of Way, 10/12/13
The Chinese Brake ferns have grown big along the former Santa Fe Right of Way railway line, and it’s time to have an open house to invite neighbors, gardeners and the community in to learn about this project. The event will be Saturday, October 12 from 3 – 5 PM. To learn more about this… Read more »

Freeing Land for Food: Urban Greening and Gentrification, 9/28/13

Freeing Land for Food: Urban Greening and Gentrification, 9/28/13
The final event in our “Soil in the City” series looks at how urban gardening intersects with social justice. Why are urban soils so toxic in communities that have the least access to healthy foods? Is a community garden in your neighborhood always good for the community and does it meet the needs of the… Read more »

Remediation Strategies for Urban Soils: An Evening with Steve Calanog, 9/26/13

Remediation Strategies for Urban Soils: An Evening with Steve Calanog, 9/26/13
The fourth event in our “Soil in the City” workshop series brings an EPA expert with local remediation experience to the Ecology Center. Join us for an enriching evening talk with Steve Calanog, U.S. EPA Federal On-Scene Coordinator, soil expert, and gardener! Steve will address some of the biggest concerns for urban gardeners — the… Read more »

Urban Gardens & Heavy Metal: Keeping Lead Off the Menu, 9/7/13

Urban Gardens & Heavy Metal: Keeping Lead Off the Menu, 9/7/13
We have a new event series this September, dubbed “Soil in the City.” The classes, workshops and panels in this series are designed to give urban residents tools to understand and create healthy soil, which in turn will grow healthy food, and be a part of healthy urban places. The first event in the series… Read more »

Building Raised Beds for Planting

Building Raised Beds for Planting
Thinking of building a raised bed this summer? There are several reasons why you might choose to build an above-ground structure in which to grow vegetables, herbs, and other plants: -To avoid toxics in the soil such as lead or arsenic -To avoid the drainage problems that heavily impacted or clay soils can present -To… Read more »