Speaking Event: Urban Gardens & Heavy Metal - Keeping the Lead Off the Menu

When & Where
Ecology Center
2530 San Pablo Ave. near Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA 94702
September 7, 2013 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Contact
510 548 2220 X 239

 

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.

Cost: Free