For Paula Gordon the question of why she has a garden smack dab in the middle of town, the answer is easy.

“I like growing things,” she says, as she stands in her front yard surrounded by all manner of plants, including vegetables, herbs, berries, and flowers. 

But she’s quick

Continue Reading Timely tips for urban gardeners concerned about lead safety

Researchers have suggested guidance in the United Kingdom should be revised because it does not recognize how lead is stored in soil and transferred to vegetables.

Recent years have seen a rise in popularity of people growing their own fruit and vegetables, but many urban allotments have soil with lead
Continue Reading Study finds variation of lead uptake in fruits, veggies; risk highest for children