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Urban Gardens & Heavy Metal: Keeping Lead Off the Menu

Date:
Saturday, September 07, 2013
Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Beck Cowles
Location Details:
Ecology Center
2530 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, Ca, 94702

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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