lead/arsenic in soil
- Subject: [cg] lead/arsenic in soil
- From: Jen Dodd firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 15:24:23 GMT
i'm fairly new as community garden coordinator and trying to build a program for our county.
most urban garden sites have previously had homes on site.
anyone know of a good process for dealing with lead/arsenic in the garden soil?
our soil is very SANDY.
tests reveal that some areas in the gardens are near 'danger' levels of lead/arsenic.
i don't want to encourage some sort of 'fear of soil' , or of 'growing food' among gardeners.
i suppose a wise process would be to build raised beds and bring in the compost?
who out there has a good process of dealing with this issue?
are there any horror stories relating to this issue, in the history of urban gardening?
thanks a lot.
americorps/neighborhood nutrition network/gainesville, florida
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