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 is lead by Daniel Miller of Spiral Gardens. “Urban Gardens & Heavy Metal: Keeping Lead Off the Menu” will give participants 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.
This free event will be held at the Ecology Center, Saturday, September 7th from 10 AM – 12 PM. For more details, or to RSVP to join, click here.
Unfortunately, I was not able to attend the workshop yesterday. Is there any chance you will repeat this, as it is such an important topic for urban agriculture.
This was the first in a series of classes on Soil in the City. You may check out these upcoming events that are part of the same series: