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2019 Austin Soil Kitchen

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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One event on April 14, 2019 at 9:00 am

Free
2019 Soil Kitchen

From Austin Resource Recovery –

Food Gardeners, what’s in your soil? Find out with free testing!
The Soil Kitchen is an opportunity for backyard food gardeners to receive free soil testing! Soil brought to the kitchen will be screened for heavy metals and tested for soil nutrients. Soil from your backyard, schools and community gardens are all eligible and the results will help growers safely and effectively start or continue gardening.

April 13, 9am – 2pm (as part of East Austin Garden Fair) and April 14, 9am – noon (for soil sample drop-off only).

How does it work?
Representatives from the City of Austin Brownfields Office will be on hand to accept soil samples and assign each with an identification number. Each sample must be labeled with the cross streets closest to the garden and the initials of the soil owner.

All samples will be tested for the presence of heavy metals and soil nutrients. Depending on the total number of samples received, the anonymous results will be posted online beginning May 2019.

No tickets needed for this free event.

Get more info about East Austin Garden Fair: http://bit.ly/eastaustingardenfair

Get more info about Soil Kitchen: http://austintexas.gov/soilkitchen