Thursday, 16 October 2014

RECENT NEWS: Dr Kate Spencer – Testing for happy and healthy soil

Community gardens are often built upon urban sites which, through their previous uses may have left contaminants in the soil. We're therefore lucky to have Dr Kate Spencer on our team who, on Friday 10 October, took soil samples for analysis, to confirm that our plot is a healthy and happy one

It's amazing what a wealth of talents we have within our growing number of Members: photographers, artists, teachers, carers, architects, retirees, website designers, gardeners... and a Reader in Environmental Geochemistry at Queen Mary College, Dr Kate Spencer.

The perfect person, then, to take soil samples from the Forest Gate Community Garden site, to send off for analysis. Even luckier then that her second year students were the perfect team of people to anaylse the samples as part of their course.

Here's a sneak preview of Kate collecting her samples. Watch this space for more information and the results.

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