Soil Remediation Education
Project Leads: Sara Cate Jones, Kate Kaplan, Kelly Archer
Sponsor: Student Organic Gardening Association
TGIF Grant: $2,000.00
Project Theme: Food Justice & Sustainability
2014 Application Submission
Status: In Progress
Project Description: The Student Organic Gardening Association will create an educational program and curriculum that details the processes behind remediating contaminated soil. This curriculum will be implemented in workshops and during the spring 2014 DeCal ‘Intro to Organic Gardening’.
Educate local and student gardeners on the different types of soil contamination, why soil contamination occurs, and how to remediate afflicted soil.
Hold a series of workshops and classes that will highlight how to build “clean” soil, bind contaminants, and construct raised beds from various, locally sourced materials.
Compile curriculum into a pamphlet that can be used by gardeners dealing with contaminated soils in their gardens.
Build raised beds in the most affected areas within SOGA garden.
1. Completed their design for raised bed/herb spiral.
2. Successfully picked up compost from the Berkeley Marina.
3. Banner designed and all materials have been purchased.
4. Header for irrigation has been installed.