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Weston Roundtable: Sanjib Bhattacharyya and Alejandra Hernandez

Growing Healthy Soil For Healthy Communities — A Tale of Innovative Community, Academic, and Public Health Partnering

Event Details

Thursday, October 26, 2017
4:15-5:15 p.m.
Environmental health risks of residential gardening are high due to residents’ limited knowledge and the lack of regulatory oversight. Interventions such as building raised beds, amending soil with compost, and adding phosphorus to reduce bioavailability of lead can increase the safety of urban gardening. The speakers will present an innovative, multi-agency story through the Growing Healthy Soil for Healthy Communities project to reduce lead concentration in soils in Milwaukee neighborhoods.
Free coffee, tea and cookies at 4:00 p.m.