John Folstad, Sharon C. Long, Doug Soldat, Geoff Siemering
As interest in community gardening continues to grow, more and more gardens are being sited in dense urban areas or on former industrial, agricultural, or commercial land. Learn about the types and sources of potential soil contaminants in these areas, the basics of soil testing, and how to limit exposure to contaminants (6 pages; 2015).
Soil Contaminants in Community Gardens is part of People+Plants: How to Grow a Community Garden, a multimedia series on how to build, maintain, and make the most of community gardens.
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Site Considerations (10-minute video)
Raised Bed and Container Gardening (7-minute video)