Gardening Safely in Soils with Lead and Heavy Metals
Thursday, May 18, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The most common contaminant in urban soils is lead. While not all properties impacted by soil lead should be used for growing crops, in most cases it is safe to grow using proper management practices. This webinar will provide information on the health effects of lead, sources for lead in soils, lead uptake into food crops, and best management practices.
We will be joined by industry experts Dr. Sabine Martin, President and owner of CTOR Solutions and Lora Miller, BSN, RN, Public Health Nurse/Child Care Health Consultant for the Springfield-Greene County Health Department.
This work is supported by 2501 grant AO222501X443G029 from the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.