UPDATE as of 9/8/23: location update due to weather forecast. We will be shifting the soil testing event from Concrete Plant Park to Bronx River House (1490 Sheridan Blvd) in Starlight Park.
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.
Meetup at Bronx River House (1490 Sheridan Boulevard) in Starlight Park from 12-3pm. 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 September 9 from 12-3pm
- 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.