302 Symposium--Making Urban Soils Safe and Suitable For Agriculture: I

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Urban and Anthropogenic Soils
There is a resurgence in agriculture in urban areas ranging from curbside gardens to urban farms. Urban agriculture is seen as a way to strengthen communities and provide food security. Are the soils in the city suitable for growing food? This session will cover research on contamination in urban soils, means to restore these soils, and tools to make them suitable for growing food.

Soils & Environmental Quality

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 8:00 AM-11:25 AM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 15

Sally Brown and Ganga M. Hettiarachchi
Sally Brown
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM
Soil Lead and Public Health.
Ann Carroll, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
8:25 AM
Evaluating the Risks of Pb and As in Urban Soils.
Kirk G. Scheckel, US- EPA (Environmental Protection Agency); Bradley W. Miller, US EPA; Karen Bradham, US EPA; David Thomas, US EPA
8:45 AM
Trace Element Contamination of Urban Soils: Protecting Children.
Rufus L. Chaney, USDA-ARS; Eton E. Codling, USDA-ARS; Munir H. Zia, Fauji Fertilizer Company
9:05 AM
Contaminant Transfer From Contaminated Urban Garden Soils To Plants-Do We Need To Worry?.
Ganga M. Hettiarachchi, Kansas State University; Chammi P. Attanayake, Kansas State University; Phillip P. Defoe, Kansas State University; Sabine Martin, Kansas State University; Gary M. Pierzynski, Kansas State University
9:25 AM
9:35 AM
Urban Soil Quality and Compost.
Sally Brown, University of Washington
9:55 AM
Brownfields to Green Plates: Nutrition and Health With Urban Agriculture.
Elizabeth Allene Hodges Snyder, University of Alaska
10:15 AM
Urban Chickens: Another Human Exposure Pathway for Soil Lead?.
Henry M Spliethoff, New York State Department of Health; Rebecca G Mitchell, New York State Department of Health; Lisa N Ribaudo, New York State Department of Health; Owen Taylor, Just Food; Hannah A Shaylor, Cornell University; Virginia Greene, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets; Debra Oglesby, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
10:35 AM
11:15 AM
11:25 AM