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Join us online for two evening events where we will learn from soil experts about bioremediation and how we are using plants and soil biology to ameliorate contaminated soil. In collaboration with the Mass Dept. of Ag. Resources we are tracking the results of our bioremediation test plots in several urban farming locations in Springfield Mass. During the first evening, our project consultant, Nance, will present the science of bioremediation and answer questions. For the second part of the event we will hear from Ibrahim and youth from Gardening the Community in Springfield as they undergo testing and setting up a trial plot.
If bioremediation using microbiology and plant partners is effective, such an approach can be beneficial by:
- reducing costs by eliminating the need for expensive barriers and truckloads of loam
- provide a deeper, more functional land
- healthier soil in the long run for growing crops, while breaking down toxic hydrocarbons and removing heavy metals to non-food-producing areas