Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) is hosting three more free soil testing workshops this spring:
- Saturday, April 22 – Greenpoint Reform Church, 136 Milton St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Saturday, May 6 – McCarren Park Greenmarket, North 12th St. and Union Ave., 10 am. to 2 p.m.
- Saturday, May 13 – McCarren Park Greenmarket, North 12th St. and Union Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The workshops are a one-stop shop for education about safe gardening and remediation support. According to NAG, community members will learn why lead contamination exists in our soil, its human health effects and simple remediation and safety techniques.
According to the Department of Health, North Brooklyn has some of the highest blood lea levels in the city. Lead gets into the soil through oil chipping paint, dust, industry and diesel truck residue from the pre-1995 era.
Learn more about it at the upcoming workshops.
NAG asks that you bring a handful of soil in a Ziplock bag to be tested.