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Safe Soil Gardening Practices: Limiting Our Legacy of Lead

Saturday, April 13, 2019

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.

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Facilitated by the Legacy Lead Consortium, CUNY Brooklyn College, the Advanced Science Research Center and Bronx Green-Up of The New York Botanical Garden

What is lead (Pb)? How did it get in our soils? What can we do to minimize risks? Come hear the story of this notorious element, and develop your toolkit for staying informed, proactive, and limiting the exposure of lead, and other soil contaminants. Gardeners have a wide range of highly effective ways of keeping themselves and their cities safe. We’ll learn firsthand from the farmers at La Finca del Sur how they keep their site safe, active, and abundant. Come share your success stories and concerns, your experiments and questions.

Bring your soil or compost samples — free lead testing will be provided!


La Finca del Sur
138th Street and the Grand Concourse, Bronx
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