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RE: community_garden digest, re: garden songs

  • Subject: [cg] RE: community_garden digest, re: garden songs
  • From: "Kathy Riggs" <kriggs@cord.org>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 08:03:23 -0800
  • Importance: Normal



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  1. Re: soil decontamintaion (lisa vandyke)
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From: "lisa vandyke" <vandykelisa@hotmail.com>
To: community_garden@mallorn.com
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 13:56:23 -0600
Subject: [cg] Re: soil decontamintaion

Hi there,
I'm not an expert, but have encountered very high lead levels in Mpls. The
University here recommends removal. They don't think that plant uptake is
very significant, certainly not in terms of the speed by which a small child
can ingest and be harmed by lead. Since removal of the soil on the actual
property is already being considered, I support you on that. As far as
containment of the pollutants next door, without knowing exactly what you've
got there, I think that concrete is pretty sound. There might be a leaching
problem if there is a chemical reaction through a plastic material. Also
consider a planted barrier, a buffer of ornamentals or perhaps the plants
suggested in the phytoremediation paper. We have planted attractive buffers
where salt damage, noise, traffic or general abuse are expected. In those
buffers (and the rest of the area) the addition of large quantities of
organic matter will really cut the ratio of any residual metals. I'll poke
around the university a bit more. Good luck,
Lisa in Mpls.




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Message: 2
From: JillWUGS@aol.com
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 15:34:50 EST
To: community_garden@mallorn.com (Community Garden List Serve)
Subject: [cg] Garden songs

Dear All- I am looking for some garden songs for a kids' garden party we are
planning in Jan.-Feb.- either the written music or tapes/CDs/artists. We
have
a wonderful folk singer in our neighborhood- but her repertoire isn't garden
music but can sing anything and can teach the kids the songs. Any ideas out
there? Thanks---jill jones, Cedar Rapids, Iowa



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