1. OUR LAND EPISODE 1: The Solution to Pollution is Life

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    Urban farming is a dynamic opportunity for food security in poor inner city areas, especially since the cost of shipping food from elsewhere increases as oil becomes more expensive. Access to local food is possible by farming on urban lots. Sadly, much of the urban soil has been contaminated by industrial uses. To overcome this problem, Soil Kitchen, a collaborative art project funded by the City of Philadelphia to coincide with the National Brownfield Conference, has partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to test soil samples for contamination. Those who bring soil to test may also eat a bowl of soup. Knowing how toxic the land is can help citizens make informed decisions about whether to eat what they grow, or if non-edible landscaping is recommended. Contaminated land can then be cleaned through a process of bio-remediation, whereby plants and organisms neutralize toxins and harmful minerals. Land that is classified as a Brownfield is eligible for a federal grant program administered by the EPA. Organizers hope that when the resulting data is mapped it will spur citizen action, political commitment to revitalize polluted municipal lands, and make them into assets of food security and engagement.

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    • Field work to test soils and groundwater conditions (Barton CSO Control Project)

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      King County crews are in the Sunrise and Westwood neighborhoods of West Seattle conducting field work to test soils and groundwater conditions. The information gathered will help engineers design a system of bioswales (rain gardens) for this green stormwater infrastructure project. More information about this project is available at http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/Construction/Seattle/BartonCSO-GSI.aspx

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      • Soil Kitchen

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        Soil Kitchen is a temporary public art project, located at 2nd and Girard streets in Philadelphia from April 1 - 6, 2011. The project was organized by the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy, designed by artist collective Futurefarmers, and with soup made from local ingredients by Cosmic Catering. Video is from the opening reception on April 1.

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        • Soil Samples and Testing

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          Selby Gardens discusses testing the soil for helping to create optimal conditions.

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          • Turf Preparation- Cultivation, Soil recycling

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            Soil Cultivation before installing turf. Using a Harley Rake fitted to a bobcat compost hydroponics topsoil clay soil garden soil soil test soil testing soil clay

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            • Environmental Protection Agency Demonstrates Soil Testing

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              • April Warren - Soil Testing

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