Monthly Archives: August 2010

Living with Lead

We discovered our soil had a range of lead levels — from low to high — shortly after our newly planted vegetable garden got accepted as a stop on the Somerville Garden Club’s 2010 tour. To our surprise, this bad news made us more popular, not less. Without expecting it, we joined a legion of urban gardeners looking for ways to retain the health-enhancing qualities of their gardens without feeding lead to their loved ones. We read up on lead, built raised beds, set up container gardens, and created this handout for people who visited us on the tour.
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