Lead Awareness

In 2012 each garden plot was tested for levels of lead and arsenic. Only two of our plots registered high in lead, and these gardeners have been contacted with ways to garden defensively. You can find the full testing report here.

Even if your plot wasn’t flagged as high in lead, lead awareness is a good gardening habit to acquire, especially in urban areas. You can contact the Garden Manager or Coordinator for more information, or view the University of Minnesota Extension or Purdue Extension websites for useful general advice.

Read the story of how we turned our lead woes into a community-engaged research project, as well as view a map of 2012 lead levels in the garden, here!