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Should I Worry about Heavy Metals in My Garden Soil?

What do we know about heavy metals in soil? What do we know about lead exposure through soil and garden plants? What do we know about cadmium and arsenic in soils? What can I do if I’m at risk for heavy metals in my garden soil?

Jul 2016 | Article

Raised Bed Gardening

Gardening in raised beds has been a common practice for centuries. "Raised" means the soil level in the bed is higher than its surrounding, and "bed" implies it is small enough to work from the walkways.

May 2018 | Fact Sheet

Encourage kids to explore imagination in the garden

Digging in the dirt gives youth a feeling of accomplishment

Kym Pokorny | Apr 22, 2016 | News Story

I need a cat-free garden, is there a natural deterrent?

Q: My daughter's cat digs in my flower bed and leaves holes and scatters dirt everywhere, uproots bulbs, etc. What can I use that is a natural remedy, something safe for the environment.

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Safe and easy tool use for the visually impaired gardener

Try to imagine using garden tools out in the garden and yard if you couldn't see well.

Feb 19, 2003 | News Story

Dirty your hands and feed your brain as a Master Gardener

Volunteers give back by educating the public

Oct 6, 2017 | News Story