Mar 18: Soil testing event

Free soil lead screening, with soil contamination and remediation information -- thanks to the Allegheny County Conservation District, Grow Pittsburgh, BUGs (Black Urban Gardeners), DECO Resources and other partners.  Learn why soil lead contamination is a serious problem in Pittsburgh.

Bring a properly collected, dry soil sample from your yard or garden, and it can be checked for lead and other heavy metals free of charge.  Staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on what to do next.

Instructions on how to collect your sample can be found here.  

12-3 p.m. at Grow Pittsburgh's Garden Resource Center (147 Putnam St., Pittsburgh, 15206).  For more information, contact Jonathan Burgess at the ACCD at 412-291-8017.

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