Soil Testing Urban Soils
It's not uncommon to find community gardens set up urban areas, especially on land once used for factories, dump sites, or repair shops. Whether you're planting in a community garden, or in an older home near the center of town, it's important to test your soil for contaminants.
Ashley Harms, a research associate in the Department of Agronomy and Kansas State University, demonstrates how easy it is to collect some soil for testing. For more information on soil testing, visit: http://www.agronomy.ksu.edu/soiltesting/