408 Urban Agriculture: II

Oral Session
S11 Soils & Environmental Quality In cities across the country, a growing number of people are interested in growing their own food. Urban agriculture has many benefits including teaching people about plants and soils. This session will address the range of challenges associated with growing food in urban environments
Wednesday, October 24, 2012: 9:55 AM-12:00 PM
Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 236, Level 2

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Sally Brown
Sally Brown
10:00 AM
Potential for Transfer of Lead, Arsenic and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons From Compost Added Urban Soils to Vegetables and Humans.
Chammi Attanayake, Kansas State University; Ganga Hettiarachchi, Kansas State University; Sabine Martin, Kansas State University; Phillip Defoe, Kansas State University; Gary Pierzynski, Kansas State University
10:30 AM
Observations: Four Years of Coordinating Community Gardens.
Clay Robinson, Stetson Engineers Inc.
10:45 AM
Soil Suitability and Citizen Gardening Interest , Muncie, Indiana.
John F. Obrycki, Ball State University; Brian J. Lepore, Ball State University; Joshua B. Gruver, Ball State University; John Pichtel, Ball State University
11:00 AM
Learning about Soils in Urban Farms.
Sally Brown, University of Washington; Kristen McIvor, Pierce Conservation District - Community Garden Program
11:15 AM
Assessing and Managing Soil Quality for Urban Agriculture in a Degraded Vacant Lot Soil.
Joshua Beniston, Carbon Management and Sequestration Center; Rattan Lal, Carbon Management and Sequestration Center
11:30 AM
Old Macdonald Had an Urban Farm: Creating an Urban Agriculture Curriculum.
James Montgomery, DePaul University; Barbara Willard, DePaul University
11:45 AM
12:00 PM