City soils can sometimes carry toxic metals like lead! Learn how to test for metals in soil and keep our community safe from contamination! Bring a sample from your garden or green space to learn the status of your soils. Stop by and grab a bag of FREE Compost to amend your garden (while supplies lasts).
Meetup at Concrete Plant Park (1370 Westchester Ave along the Bronx River). *Note this is a part of a scheduled Butterfly Release event. For more information reach out to Nathan at Foodway@bronxriver.org or 718-542-4124.
How to prepare a soil sample for testing:
1. Dig a small amount of surface soil from 3- 5 areas in your garden, to create a “composite sample”.
2. Mix the soil sample, removing twigs, pebbles, or debris and transfer to plastic bag.
3. Bring sample to concrete plant park from 1- 3 pm Sunday, March 20/ Saturdays April 2 + June 4.
- Lawn/ Grass – 3-4″
- Vegetables – 6-8″
- Other plants – 6-8 “
- Include surface soil!
For more information reach out to Nathan at Foodway@bronxriver.org or 718-542-4124.