Go to Seminar

Links to Additional Resources

CLU-IN Studio
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Superfund Redevelopment Initiative Webinar: Food for Thought: Gardening on Superfund Sites
Sponsored by: U.S. EPA, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation
Original Time/Date of Presentation:

May 23, 2012, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, EDT (18:00-20:00 GMT)

You may also be interested in our related archives

Presentation Overview:

This seminar will address how sites cleaned up under the Superfund Program are being used for urban gardening projects. As land in urban areas becomes scarcer and the demand for locally grown produce rises, innovative communities are using formerly contaminated properties for growing food. Speakers will share examples of sites that are now home to productive urban gardens and share details on what allowed for the site's successful transition. In addition, EPA will present several complementary tools that are available to help interested parties determine whether their site may be able to support urban agriculture, including:

  • An introduction to urban gardening best practices;
  • Interim guidelines for testing for potential contamination;
  • Interim guidelines for understanding what levels of contaminants in soil are currently acceptable if you want to garden; and
  • Guidance on how to assemble marketing, operating and financial strategies to communicate your urban gardening project to potential partners and funders.

Participants will come away with a deepened understanding of how former industrial properties can support urban gardens, key considerations for assessing if a site could support a garden, and how to get started gardening at appropriate sites.

Presenters: Moderator:
Go to Seminar

Press the "Go to Seminar" button to view the seminar. Please be at this location at the beginning of the conference call.

Download Seminar For Future Reference

An archive of this seminar is available for download in Microsoft PowerPoint Format, Adobe Acrobat, and MP3 formats.
These links open in a pop-up window. You may need to turn off any pop-up blockers or add * to your list of allowed sites for pop-ups.

After the seminar is complete, please view:

Produced by the U.S. EPA, Technology Innovation and Field Services Division
Questions about our Internet Seminars? | Technical problems?
Rehabilitation Act Notice for Reasonable Accommodation, Webinar Recording, and Content Disclaimer

Technology Innovation Program U.S. Environmental Protection Agency