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Title: Urban Gardens & Heavy Metal: Keeping Lead Off the Menu
START DATE: Saturday September 07
TIME: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location Details:
Ecology Center
2530 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, Ca, 94702
Event Type: Speaker
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/

Cost: Free

Contact: 510-548-2220 ext. 239

Wheelchair Accessibility: Please contact organizer for wheelchair accessibility information





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by circle the (a)
Wednesday Sep 4th, 2013 11:59 PM
I know sunflowers are awesome for pulling heavy metals out of soils, so long as they are disposed of after their life cycle. I've heard they're being used in post-Katrina NoLa because they're so efficient and essentially effortless to grow. Anybody know of any other good plants to use for this purpose? Can't make this event due to scheduling conflicts, but would love to make my soil in west oakland a little less toxic. Thx